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Classic Austin Mini Oil Pickup Center Remote , Competition

Classic Austin Mini Oil Pickup Center Remote , Competition

Classic Austin Mini Oil Pickup Center Remote , Competition
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Oil Suction Pipe
$24.95 Oil Suction Pipe
The Mini oil pick-up pipe lives in the right hand edge of the gearbox casing, which is okay if you are driving straight. But during a right hand corner it is possible for the oil to slosh to the left and away from the pick-up. You may notice the pressure gauge dipping during a freeway cloverleaf! The likelihood of this happening is increased if the oil level is low. Friend, starving the engine of oil for only an instant at several thousand RPM can be disastrous! That is why we recommend this central oil pick-up be installed with every transmission we rebuild in the shop or with every set of Yokohama's we sell! It's also a necessity if you live or drive in the mountains.
It also has proven to enhance longevity of the oil pump by trapping the tiny fragments of foreign bodies that cause all the wear.This is a unique designed part manufactured by us and used by all top engine builders. Beware - there are lots of cheap alternatives on the market that do not compare with ours.

FITTING INSTRUCTIONS

Oil pressure loss caused by oil surge can be experienced under hard cornering. To alleviate this it is essential to fit a centre oil pick-up pipe. Mini Spares' continual research and development program has seen advances in pick-up pipe design, replacing the original ancient design conceived by Abingdon ST some thirty-plus years ago. The finer gauze (as used in many oil systems ranging from Formula Ford to Formula 3000) helps filter much smaller oil-pump damaging particles from the oil, yet does not reduce flow. It's 360-degree design gives approximately 25% greater effective filter/supply surface area and allows cleaner oil to be picked up, the old design causing pick-up to be made from the sludge and debris infested area on the bottom of the gearbox. Consequently the gauze is far less prone to blockage. The gauze is made from a special phosphor-bronze material to prevent vibration-induced breakage. Contrary to popular opinion the 'slash-cut' of the old design does nothing to enhance flow or pick-up, the pipe bore is the determining factor.

To fit - partially disassemble the gearbox in accordance with a workshop manual sufficiently to allow removal of the laygear. Remove the old pick-up pipe and gauze filter assembly. Position the centre oil pick-up by guiding the filter-gauze through the small hole in the web that acts as the reverse idler shaft support. Position the laygear on top of the mainshaft/third motion shaft assembly, ensuring the gear teeth are meshed. Now roll the laygear round and down into it's original position and re-fit the layshaft. Re-assemble the gearbox as per the manual. Always fit new gaskets - part number 22A542B. To stabilise and secure the pick-up pipe in the gearbox, fit a 1" x 1/4"UNF bolt and Nyloc nut through the locating tab/gearbox flange. Make sure a clearance exists between the reverse idler gear on the older remote-type gearboxes with the pipe bolted in.

Place the engine on the gearbox, but before bolting it down, rotate the crankshaft a couple of times through the full 360-degrees to ensure crank webs and rods/bolts/nuts clear the pipe - particularly on long-stroke engines.
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