Thanks for the oil sample suggestion. I didn’t know about the aluminum being a good indicator and I completely forgot that the copper content will indicate bearing wear. Thanks!
I didn’t replace my pump when installing the new pan with the oil return line bung that Blaine was kind enough to braze in for me. I don’t know if I’m going to regret not changing it…I totally went the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” route during the turbo install (gotta appreciate the irony in that lol).
From what I read, it’s best to go with the standard Melling pump. Is that the unit you went with?
I also forgot to mention that the folks who replaced my freeze plugs (one rusted through) totally mucked up the rear main seal install…and I had to install the engine bc they couldn’t so I ne er took it back to them. Anyhow, the RMS leak is another reason I’ve held off fixing any of these items and considered that maybe a remanufactured engine will make the most sense for me. I don’t have a clean place to work or the free time I used to have.
It was the standard pump.