I recently had a oil pump failure on the intestate resulting in a blown engine. Is this a common problem? my car is a 02 GT with just 29K, If I decide to put another engine from ford in it should I upgrade the oil pump before installing?
The gear broke off. I heard if you modify a 4.6 a little to much this will happen. I wish I heard this before I started, A new pump is a lot cheaper than the 6 grand the dealership quoted me for a long block!
I have heard of people putting in Cobra oil pumps to prevent broken gears. They are supposed to be made with better materials. Looking back I don't think I made enough power to have this problem. I only had 302 crank hp and 355 lbs of torque, maybe mine was just plain weak. For all of you on here with big hp numbers you may want to look into this so your car doesn't suffer from the same fate mine did.