[MR2] MR2 - Oil pump?
joelori at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 18 22:16:02 EDT 2007
Yeah - I think I'll pull the pan, and the oil pump and have a look.
Something doesn't feel right.
Donald Chalfant wrote:
> I'd say pull the pump body. Something hard enough to stop the engine
> got wedged in the gear.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joseph Obernberger"
> <joelori at earthlink.net>
> To: "Aaron Willis" <AWillis at lithia.com>
> Cc: <mr2 at mr2.com>
> Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 4:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [MR2] MR2 - Oil pump?
>> I think something isn't right. It becomes very hard to turn and then a
>> little easier...but overall it feels stiff, and feels like it's
>> Aaron Willis wrote:
>>> It's going to be pretty stiff. Pumping oil through the engine is a
>>> of a lot of work.
>>> Aaron Willis, Parts Dept.
>>> Lithia Toyota of Springfield
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>>> From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of
>>> Joseph Obernberger
>>> Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 1:14 PM
>>> To: mr2 at mr2.com
>>> Subject: [MR2] MR2 - Oil pump?
>>> Recently replaced the head on my 1991 MR2 Turbo, and hence had to
>>> 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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