Ford Escort Manual

Oil pump - removal and refitting
OHV and HCS engines / Oil pump - removal and refitting


Note: A new gasket must be used on refitting.

Removal
1 The oil pump is externally mounted on the rear facing side of the crankcase.

2 Using a strap wrench or similar, unscrew and remove the oil filter cartridge and discard it.

3 Unscrew the three mounting bolts and withdraw the oil pump from the engine (see illustration).

10.3 Removing the oil pump
10.3 Removing the oil pump

4 Clean away the old gasket.

Refitting
5 If a new pump is being fitted. it should be primed with engine oil before installation. Do this by turning its shaft while filling it with clean engine oil.

6 Locate a new gasket on the pump mounting flange, insert the pump shaft and bolt the pump into position.

7 Grease the rubber sealing ring of a new filter and screw it into position on the pump, using hand pressure only, not the removal tool.

8 Top-up the engine oil to replenish any lost during the operations.


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