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Old 11-24-2010, 10:49 PM
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Alright I just go my engine back from the shop and I noticed the spring is purple in the oil pump. I bought the lighter tension spring for him to put in there so I can have higher oil pressure at higher rpms. But I don't remember the spring being purple. Am I wrong? If I'm not wrong is the spring easy to change? If so I'll just order another spring and do it myself. Thanks for any help.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:36 AM
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Mine is white and yes they are easy to change
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Originally Posted by BlackBird87 View Post
Mine is white and yes they are easy to change
Yeah I didn't think it was purple. My engine is at my buddies house right now, but from what I remember there is a tiny bar holding it in. Do you just get a needle nose or something to slide that bar out? Or am I way off.
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It's held in with a roll pin. You'll need something fairly small to tap it out with like a pin punch. I just used an allen wrench that was slightly smaller than the roll pin and it worked just fine.

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It's held in with a roll pin. You'll need something fairly small to tap it out with like a pin punch. I just used an allen wrench that was slightly smaller than the roll pin and it worked just fine.

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