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Old 07-01-2006, 06:21 PM   #1
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how to remove the oil pickup tube from the oil pump?

I need to move my oil pickup tube from the old pump to the new pump. Based on the new pump, it looks like a press fit. Should I just take this to a machine shop, have them pull the old tube (how would they do this?), and press it into the new oil pump?

this is in a 292 inline 6.
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Old 07-01-2006, 06:41 PM   #2
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Re: how to remove the oil pickup tube from the oil pump?

I would suggest that you install a new pick up into your new pump. By the time you get the old one out, the press fit will be affected and if you install it into the new pump, it could be a loose fit instead of a press fit.

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Old 07-01-2006, 06:45 PM   #3
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Re: how to remove the oil pickup tube from the oil pump?

yeh i too vote on a new pickup tube and i always tack weld them to the oil pump housing also
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:00 PM   #4
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Re: how to remove the oil pickup tube from the oil pump?

I just removed mine today. I took a block of wood and cut a notch in it,put it over the tube as close as I could get it to the pump and a couple of light taps later it was out.
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:05 PM   #5
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Re: how to remove the oil pickup tube from the oil pump?

I agree with cdowns. Pickups are fairly cheap. Push in the new one, or the old one if you are going to reuse it. The, install the pump, set the gasket inplace and set the pan on to adjust the gap. Then tack weld in place. I always tack weld them on if I use the old one again.
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Old 07-02-2006, 07:16 AM   #6
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Re: how to remove the oil pickup tube from the oil pump?

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I agree with cdowns. Pickups are fairly cheap. Push in the new one, or the old one if you are going to reuse it. The, install the pump, set the gasket inplace and set the pan on to adjust the gap. Then tack weld in place. I always tack weld them on if I use the old one again.
I agree also . They make a tool to remove it. On the cheap you can use a open end wrench with a hammer (if your careful). But as said above., use a new one and tack it on.
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:27 AM   #7
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Re: how to remove the oil pickup tube from the oil pump?

I have tack welded many new pick-ups on small block pumps, however, I recently found a Melling product with a bolt on pickup.

The pump/pickup is made for stock oil pans. Melling part numbers 10555 and 12557. I bought mine from Summit Racing a couple of years ago.
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