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Kiggly Style Modded Oil Pump Pickup Service

Posted by bastarddsm, Apr 22, 2018

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  1. bastarddsm

    bastarddsm Supporting Vendor

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    On kiggly's site he talks about oil systems, and how good 60's can uncover the oil pump pickup and allow your pump to suck air, and starve the engine for oil. This causes all sorts of bad stuff - oil pump failures and bearing failures. The remedy is pretty easy, cover the front half of the oil pump, the difficulty is few are equipped to do the job right. Don't let your buddy fill the pickup with slag and splatter from his Harbor Freight Flux Core Welder, send it in and let a professional do it. I'll hand form a steel cover, and then cleanly tig weld it in place. Not leaving any weld buggers to come loose and destroy your precious new motor. The service is $50 including return shipping via priority mail.

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  2. Kapok6

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    Nice dude! Would this work or even be able to be done on a 2g pickup? (that's what I have switched to using)
     
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  3. bastarddsm

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    I have no idea, haven't had a 2g pickup in my hands. It looks like this could be done on a 2g pickup. I didn't know 1g's were discontinued.
     
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  4. turbotalon1g

    turbotalon1g Proven Member

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    What's the difference between the 2?
    Also looking at Kiggly's page he covers most of the pickup, almost reverse of what you have. I'd say after doing my own as a very novice welder, I'd happily pay your reasonable priced service.
     
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  5. bastarddsm

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    No real difference between mine and the picture on kiggly's page. He just covered more of it than I did. His probably will keep the pickup covered under a harder launch than mine. I covered less as I wanted more screen exposed for oil flow. Mines been tested for 3 seasons without flaw. I will gladly cover more of the pickup if requested.
     
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  6. lasthope05

    lasthope05 Proven Member

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    You could probably cover up over 80% of the screen and still be fine. Have you ever seen an evo pickup? They have a tiny inlet.
     
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  7. Archer Fabrications

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    You could use an evo one and it would probably be better. Just cut and weld. Already has a pickup design similar to kiggleys method
     
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  8. OH91awd

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    hmmmmm... might have to send you one soon for the motor im gonna put together.
     
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  9. Crackerman

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    I'm sure I could help you out with that Ryan.
     
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  10. tharrison365

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    Are you still doing these?
     
  11. guseclipse

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    Do the 2g oil pick up tubes have this problem. The 2g pick up is longer so I think it would be harder to expose the pick up screen.
     
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