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Old 08-26-2011, 06:50 PM
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Here is the pump, timing chain, gears and front timing cover gasket FYI
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ZZ06 View Post
IF your car is stock why not replace with a stock? OR just buy an LS6 oil pump.
I know the chances of it happening againare rare, but I won't take a chance with another OEM pump when the highly regarded 10296 is only a few bucks more. The labor to change it it reason enough to not take chances, IMO of course.

Also, as my engine ages (120k miles now) I doubt the clearances in the bottom end are getting any tighter and extra oil flow potential can only help keep everything floating happily along.

You're dead right, though, there's no reason to think a stock replacement wouldn't do the job just fine.

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Old 08-27-2011, 01:22 PM
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Wow, first quote has come in from the dealership at between $1200-$1400 to do the job. OUCH.
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Originally Posted by ipuig View Post
The oil pressure has already dropped to 0 once. What additional indications are you looking before deciding to at the very least remove the oil pump and inspect or replace it.

I recommend you replace the oil filter, cut open the one you removed and inspect it for metal particles. If there are any present, run a magnet over them. Non-magnetic metallic particles typically come from bearing surfaces.
Great response , because I am due for an oil change had 15%. But I know it's in accurate so today I forgot to drive my other car today So I drove my vet 100 miles . As I got to my destination , I get the valve tap noise . I added 4 quarts of oil because I i knew I needed it. After work I checked the dip stick. I had tiny metals on my dip stick , the level part, so I proceeded to drive back home . Clicking noise and all , oil pressure hit 30 then if I come to a stop or don't hit the gas pedal for a few seconds the pressure would drop to 6,5,4,3 . No check engine light at all.

Any who I took back roads so I wouldn't have to stop. Had all green lights at the end.
Made It home safe I'll check it out tomorrow . Any suggestions other than the top quoted ? I'm about to buy a damn viper if this **** cost over 500 to fix. This bitch worst than a bmw
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