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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 04, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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i was priming my motor this morning and the oil pump shaft came out with the primer.
I got oil back on the driver side heads but nothing back on the passenger side.

any suggestions.
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very long set of needle nose pliers or a telescopic magnet and a thin rod. Drop it down in the hole with the magnet and positon it with the rod. press it down into place with the rod and extract the magnet. or as another thought get a couple large MD's straws and connect the two. push one end over the one side of the slot of the connector rod. Gently ease it down into place, then push it down with a long screwdriver and remove the straw. some options to try rather than pulling the motor to remount it.

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duke,
I hate to tell you this but ... if the oil pump drive shaft came out with the primer, you are going to have to pull the pan and fix the problem. There is supposed to be a small plastic sleeve that keeps the shaft attached to the pump, but it also keeps it aligned properly. If the sleeve is not there, you will have problems as the shaft will "walk" around on the pump drive.

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Billk is right. If you have the high volume pump with the metal collar it is going to jump up to the magnet and then you have one more thing to line up.
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I was able to place it on the end of my primer and get in place....but a sleeve may be loose?
When I got the car home I was going to pull the front end off. now I may as well pull the motor/trany.

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I couldn't drop the oil pump rod in from the top when I forgot to put it in my nephew's motor??

It was h-d and had an attached metal sleeve tho..

Sheepishly, I pulled the pan and went about my business... He, He!!

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The shafts with the metal sleeves will not drop in from above, nor will they come out with the distributor.

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If you have the shaft with the metal collar and it came out through the top you have bigger issues than just the shaft. If you have the stock type with the nylon collar, it is not uncommon for the collars to fail over time. I would personally pull the pan and pump, install a new oil pump drive shaft with a metal collar (while you have the pan off fish out the pieces of the old collar).

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There will be no oil to the passwnger side if there is not a filler plug to substitute for a dist body.

The distributor body supplies the side/plug of the oil galley so it may supply oil to the lifters and rocker arms. If the filler plug or substitute is not in place to plug the oil galley, oil will run out the hole back into the crankcase.

An old distributor with the gear removed makes an excellent primer. Tavia makes a good primer sold by Summit Racing.

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Boy is my face RED, I forgot that the metal collars have the pin.
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