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I've had to pull the oil pan and while it's off, I'm wondering if there's anything I should be doing to the oil pump? Everything looks clean (no sludge, metal, etc.).

The shop manual says to pull the inlet tube and pickup, clean them both and reinstall (w/ new gasket).

Do I really need to do this or can I simply replace the pan gaskets and be on my way?
 

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Well, its always a good idea to clean things up while its apart, so it would probly be in your best interest to spend the extra $5 and 45 mins to clean up everything.
 

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Just read your previous post. The reason you pulled the pan was to retrieve the oil pump shaft, the pan was clean, and no damage was done to the shaft. Since you only have 500 mi on the rebuild, it shouldn't be necessary to pull the oil pump. Wouldn't hurt anything, but shouldn't be necessary.
 
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Since the engine was rebuilt, you may have some metal filings the pump picked up. I'd take the pump out and clean it. It certainly won't hurt while you are already in there.
 

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may be something you regret down the road if you dont
 
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