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Old 08-01-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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I just noticed something on the oil pump I bought. It has a hole in it.

Was I supposed to plug it myself?
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I just noticed something on the oil pump I bought. It has a hole in it.

Was I supposed to plug it myself?
supposed to put your weiner in it....
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actually, that is a good question. cant tell by the pic (using my smellphone), but it isnt threaded is it? im not sure what its for, but if you didnt have a line or sensor there on the old one, i would plug it. Also check the box and stuff, make sure a plug or whatever didnt fall out somewhere.
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Its not threaded...



I totally bolted this thing on without batting an eye.
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Thats where the dipstick goes on the FWD version of the engine.
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Thats where the dipstick goes on the FWD version of the engine.
that is correct. Mine came with a little aluminum plug pressed in. Is this a boundary engineering pump?

I don't want to threadjack but since this is active and has an audience....
I have a new BE oil pump and it has something like vaseline inside, I imagine this is pre-lube or something. Should I do anything special before installing? clean it out? Sorry for going off the original topic but to be fair it has been answered.

If the op wants the dimensions of the plug I would gladly post em up.
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All the street/strip pumps we work with have it plugged. It's the hole for the FWD dipstick.
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IT HAS TO HAVE THE VASELINE.

**** dont clean it, that vaseline is there to provide a seal and pull oil into it, if the pump is dry it may not prime.

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IT HAS TO HAVE THE VASELINE.

**** dont clean it, that vaseline is there to provide a seal and pull oil into it, if the pump is dry it may not prime.

Dann
I will leave it then. Thanks
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That plug is usually supplied by a gasket kit, but basically we ran out and we didn't want to hold up orders. We can't keep the pumps on the shelf at the moment. I think Stuart is sending you one of the fresh aluminum ones though. Orders going forward will have the nice plugs again so you don't have to use the plastic ones that come with the kits.
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And make sure you put some silicone on it like Boundary does!
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I will leave it then. Thanks
FYI that is not Vaseline. That is Super Lube with PTFE. Vaseline would be much cheaper to use but we feel a synthetic lube with Teflon protects the pump on start up better than standard petroleum jelly. I like knowing it is there for you guys when you start your engine for the first time.
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