How to replace oil pump and install pickup screen in the car on a Small Block Chevy 350 motor


How to replace oil pump and install pickup screen in the car on a Small Block Chevy 350 motor

Today we replace the oil pump and show you how to install the pickup screen without the special tool in a small block chevy 350 motor while the engine is still in the car. All the parts and tools I used in this video are available in the links below such as the oil priming tool, the engine lift plate, the Millings oil pump, pickup screen and metal drive shaft. Everyone told me I had to pull the motor out of my 1967 Pontiac Firebird to replace the oil pump that wasn’t working anymore. However, by unbolting the motor mounts and lifting the engine up just about two inches I was able to remove the oil pan and replace the oil pump, and oil pickup screen. The one thing that kicked my butt at first was how to install the oil pickup screen tube to the oil pump in this small block Chevy 350 motor. I was about ready to buy the $80 tool until I learned you can use a $6 tool to do the job. If you’re having issues getting the oil pickup screen on to your oil pump watch this video. Tools you can buy from Amazon, and yes I will make nickel if you buy. Split Ring: https://amzn.to/2IGXOhe Mellings M55 Oil Pump: https://amzn.to/3gIAYlO Mellings Pickup Tube/Screen: https://amzn.to/3gH4fxB Mellings Driveshaft Metal: https://amzn.to/2LmpgBQ Oil Pump Prime Tool: https://amzn.to/3qQiswD Engine Lift Plate: https://amzn.to/2IIqKFL #oilpumpreplacement #pontiacfirebird #chevy350oilpumpdiy