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Old 03-19-2006, 06:45 PM
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Oil Pump Pick-Up

I'm on a roll with the questions tonight ;-)
Everyone seems to be in agreement that oil pick-up tubes should be welded or brazed to the oil pump itself.
What if I use something like Locktite Red or JB Weld instead?
The reason I ask is that most shops around here have a minimum labor charge for work like this and I just have a hard time justifying spending $45 for a 2-minute tack weld job on an oil pick-up tube.
Any suggestions?
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What engine? Most pickup tubes have a flange that is bolted to the pump. There is usually no gasket, just two machined surfaces becasue of the pressure involved. Post the year make & model of the engine, and whether it is a stock pump or not.
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I know it is a common procedure on Chevy engines to braze or weld the push in pick up tube, but I can honestly say I have never seen a push in pick up tube fall out of a pump cover. A friend of mine invented a simple stamped metal fixture that wrapped around the pick up tube and used two bolts on the pump cover. He has the patent on it and Jegs is the licensed seller it is part #.555-23620 at $9.99



Summit was carrying a knock off but the threat of a patent suit made them quit selling it.

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Details, details.. LOL

Sorry!
It's a 400 SBC for my 69' Corvette.
The Jeg's bracket looks like the ticket-
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