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intercooled 89xr7
03-28-2002, 04:25 PM
i have a 89 cougar xr7 sc i just had it rebuilt do i need a new timeing chain cover and oil pump or can i just get a new oil pump if so were to get this stuff from and should i upgrade the oil pump and how much thanks for your help.

black thunder1995
03-29-2002, 01:31 AM
unless you cracked your timing chain cover you should just need a new oil pump. You can purchase an oil pump at most auto parts stores, but if you want a high volume or high pressure unit i suggest summitracing.com or jeggs.com. They carry many high performance parts.
Just being under an sc xr7 a few weeks ago(jesse) it looks as though you will have to raise the motor off the mounts a few inches to clear the oil pan out of the way. This is to gain acess to the oil pump itself and make sure you properly clean and replace the oil pickup screen so you don't suck up any big chunks of goo from the oil pan. It is a relatively straight foreward job just make sure to prime the oil pump via the ditributer shaft using the correct priming tool and a cordless drill or you will have a dry start and may damage the oil pump.


intercooled 89xr7
03-29-2002, 01:18 PM
thank u for your help i already orderd a cover so im getting that so i im going to get the pump now thanks again.

04-02-2002, 10:39 PM
My reply is a little late but here you go. The oil pump on the 3.8 is bolted to the front timing cover. There is no high pressure pump available for this engine. There is a rebuild kit available which I recommend. You can purchase a new one from the Ford dealer but it is expensive. If you have further questions you can reach me during the day at 973-252-8904. Bob