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Best oil pump pick up tube for 109
« on: January 04 2020, 09:28:24 AM »
Am looking for a replacement oil pump pick up tube / screen ass’y for 109 short block.


What’s the recommendation?
* original GM used pick up tube?
* melling pick up tube?
* TA Performance pick up tube?
http://www.taperformance.com/proddetail.asp?prod=TA%5F1520D

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Re: Best oil pump pick up tube for 109
« Reply #1 on: January 04 2020, 10:04:08 AM »
How many times do I have to say stock junk rules. I only made about 4 million passes with stock junk with zero issues.
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Re: Best oil pump pick up tube for 109
« Reply #2 on: January 04 2020, 10:47:19 AM »
Ok, would anyone have a nice clean factory oil pick up tube in good condition available?

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Re: Best oil pump pick up tube for 109
« Reply #3 on: January 04 2020, 01:40:22 PM »
If you cannot find a clean stock pick up tube, I would say either Melling or TA would be fine.  What ever you can find that costs the least to deliver.  The Melling is $17 from Rock, but, you may find something local that costs less.  I don't believe there is anything magic about them
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Re: Best oil pump pick up tube for 109
« Reply #4 on: January 04 2020, 05:01:58 PM »
I may have one. Text you if I do.
109 235 Cubic Inch Stock Stroke Balanced Rotating Assembly
Stock Crank
TRW .030 Pistons
Stock Rods
Stock Timing Chain/Gears
212/212 Flat Tappet Cam
JB Racing Heads
Stock Rockers
5.7 TT Race Chip
Built 2004R
AC 16930
6262 JB

6.72 at 104.67-25 PSI

I see slow people

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Re: Best oil pump pick up tube for 109
« Reply #5 on: January 04 2020, 06:37:24 PM »
Not sure I would go with a used pick up when new is available. Either will work

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/slp-224-128/overview/

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mel-20is2/overview/
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Re: Best oil pump pick up tube for 109
« Reply #6 on: January 04 2020, 08:14:50 PM »
Thanks Gents! :023:

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Re: Best oil pump pick up tube for 109
« Reply #7 on: January 05 2020, 09:06:11 PM »
Mellings have higher flowing mesh and no trap door to dump contaminates all at once.
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Re: Best oil pump pick up tube for 109
« Reply #8 on: January 07 2020, 08:02:23 AM »
Got a Mellings unit on order. 
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Re: Best oil pump pick up tube for 109
« Reply #9 on: January 08 2020, 09:04:39 AM »
Mellings have higher flowing mesh and no trap door to dump contaminates all at once.


How bad is that in reality?

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Re: Best oil pump pick up tube for 109
« Reply #10 on: January 08 2020, 10:10:26 PM »
The trap door can let large chunk go around the screen.
That's not good for oil pumps, turbos, and bearings.
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