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Old 06-05-2019, 02:43 PM   #1
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Have you ever seen an oil pump spring attatched to the oil pan instead of the pump? Seen one today. The spring seemed shorter than the ones I have seen attached to the pump.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:48 PM   #2
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That would be yes and I agree with the length.

It seems that Ford experimented with this too. On mine the spring was sort of "rolled" into the bottom drain plug ring. I pulled it out but as with most of these sort of "one assembly" sort of arrangements, the spring wouldn't go back. So I used the little bar notched for the spring as is found on most of these.

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Old 06-05-2019, 06:40 PM   #3
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Yep, ran into that on my dad’s car just a couple days ago. It has a ‘28 pan with the pan clean out plate so I figured it was a ‘28 thing. What year is the car you saw it on?
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The engine I saw it on was a 30 model year. No shield on the oil pan tray which came a little later?

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I've found that on 28 engines with the clean out plate and with the later pans.
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:58 PM   #6
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I have that pump spring in my 29 engine, to remove it, it just threads out, to refit thread it back then tap the bottom coil down with a screw driver, makes a click sound when bottomed out.
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