[MR2] MR2 - Oil pump?
dkchal at datasync.com
Sat Aug 18 16:59:26 EDT 2007
Not that hard. But you didn't touch anything on the pump?
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From: "Joseph Obernberger" <joelori at earthlink.net>
To: <mr2 at mr2.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 3:14 PM
Subject: [MR2] MR2 - Oil pump?
> Recently replaced the head on my 1991 MR2 Turbo, and hence had to remove
> the timing belt. When I went to start it, all seemed fine, but after
> setting the ignition timing (after it had wamed up), there was a bunch
> of loud banging noises, and it stalled.
> I removed the valve cover, and didn't see anything wrong. I can turn
> the engine OK by hand.
> The timing belt had jumped about 5 teeth. So, I removed it, and also
> removed the water pump. The water pump seems OK - spins freely. The
> oil pump, however, is very hard to turn. I can turn it by hand, but
> it's very stiff. How hard are these things supposed to be to turn?
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