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Old 03-23-2005, 04:14 PM
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Checking the pickup tube?

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Im wanting to check to make sure my pickup tube is correct with my oil pan. How close to the bottom of the pan should it be and what kind of clay should I use to check it?
Should I put a layer on the pan and put the pan on, then take it back off to check it? HG
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The best bet is to have a welding shop tack-weld the pickup to the pump cover. This will prevent the pickup from falling out. Short of that, use some Loctite Stud and Bearing Mount. Make sure the pickup is 3/8 to 1/2 inch off the bottom of the oil pan floor. Place a small chunk of clay between the pickup and the oil pan with the gasket in place to check the clearance. Make sure to install the oil pump driveshaft before bolting on the oil pump.
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play-do will do, so will modeling clay. put some oil on the surface getting smashed so it'll not stick to the smashing surface.

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Should I put a layer on the pan and put the pan on, then take it back off to check it? HG
thats it.
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Double dot on the tack weld of the tube.
We called ourselves checking it when swapping motors and spun the block over on the stand to start the intake and heard a "Clunk"
"Oh, It was the trap door on the pan"
Luckly,the Moroso deep pan wouldn't clear the cross member and went to swap to the 'Vette pan and found the pick up tube laying in the pan.
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The best bet is to have a welding shop tack-weld the pickup to the pump cover. This will prevent the pickup from falling out. Short of that, use some Loctite Stud and Bearing Mount. Make sure the pickup is 3/8 to 1/2 inch off the bottom of the oil pan floor. Place a small chunk of clay between the pickup and the oil pan with the gasket in place to check the clearance. Make sure to install the oil pump driveshaft before bolting on the oil pump.
Moroso's website says pickup should be within 1/4" from the bottom of the pan.

https://www.moroso.com/articles/arti...utOilPans.html
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pan

On many engines you can shine a light into the drain hole and see the location of the screen.... You can also measure the pan depth and set the sceeen from that.

As a heads up if you are running a HV pump and a steel pan make sure you weld some typ of a stand-off on the screen so the pump cannot suck the pain up against the screen...

I use a nut that is 3/8" thick....


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