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Old 02-12-2003, 03:19 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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The folklore has it that the lower rails are bathed in oil and are good for more miles than the upper.

I have never pulled the cover off, but I would like understand why the oil pump needs to come out to get it off. In the parts book it shows a what appears to be a slide or tension rail for the oil pump chain, and the pump might need come off to replace that piece.
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