Difference between revisions of "Oil Pickup Modification"

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Early versions of the oil pick-up had a deflector welded to them. This  
 
Early versions of the oil pick-up had a deflector welded to them. This  
 
caused cracking in the tube, leading to air bubbles in the oil.
 
caused cracking in the tube, leading to air bubbles in the oil.
Later engines had a seperate deflector. You can ameliorate this by changing  
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Later engines had a seperate deflector. You can ameliorate this problem by changing  
 
two crankcase nuts to the later type and bolting the early deflector to them  
 
two crankcase nuts to the later type and bolting the early deflector to them  
with rubber dampers. (you have to belt the deflector a bit to shape it as  
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with rubber dampers. (you have to hammer the deflector a bit to shape it as  
needed.)
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needed. This is an O.E. mod to some engines).
  
 
See also http://www.citroensmaustralia.com/maintenance/OilPressureDrop.htm for information about the oil pump and pickup.
 
See also http://www.citroensmaustralia.com/maintenance/OilPressureDrop.htm for information about the oil pump and pickup.

Revision as of 23:25, 17 January 2015


Early versions of the oil pick-up had a deflector welded to them. This caused cracking in the tube, leading to air bubbles in the oil. Later engines had a seperate deflector. You can ameliorate this problem by changing two crankcase nuts to the later type and bolting the early deflector to them with rubber dampers. (you have to hammer the deflector a bit to shape it as needed. This is an O.E. mod to some engines).

See also http://www.citroensmaustralia.com/maintenance/OilPressureDrop.htm for information about the oil pump and pickup.