New oil pump trickling oil.
i ordered a new oil pump and installed it following instructions. I primed it by immersing it in clean oil ( according to direction). I wiped it and installed it. The 2nd day, I could see oil seeping between oil pump and the housing. Between housing and cylinder block, it was fine. I went back to the parts store: they will get me another oil pump. My question is: do the two bolts securing the pump itself to the housing need to be tighten? I didn't touch those two bolts because they came already installed and I didn't want to disturb anything. One guy that I spoke said not to touch them. I, however, tighten the 12 bolts of housing to block to specs. It occured to me that what if those 2 bolts were loose slightly? Or do you think the part itself was to blame ( defect)?
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 2:41 PM