04-01-2009, 09:38 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Arlington, TX
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'Bout to drop the subframe (R&R oil pump the dirty way)
I lurk constantly, but rarely post.
Anyway, I am about to do the "engine in car" method of replacing the oil pump on my 96. I'm kinda glad it happened, as it made a few issues apparent along the way...at least now I can rectify those in the process. My lower IC pipe was paper thin and reallllly badly corroded inside from the methanol sprayer leaking over time (and shatty mild steel IC pipe from the original 1990's kit).
Regardless...is there any helpful advice or hints anyone cares to divulge before I really start twisting wrenches?
So far all I've done is pull the cams and timing belt (the cams are another story) and its in the air with the wheels off.
My thoughts are to take the calipers off of the hub and hang em to the side... disconn the struts, steering input (R-code, no PS)
and a few other things to drop the entire subframe down. Yank a little oil pan, and hope for the best.
Good times...good times.