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What is an oil pump o-ring replacement?

What is an oil pump o-ring replacement?

Unless you have had to replace an oil pump O-ring on your vehicles, you may not know that such a part existed. However, your vehicle's oil pump has an important job, and that is to keep your engine lubricated. The oil pump O-ring has an equally important job. It provides a seal that prevents oil from leaking from your oil pump. Typically an oil pump O-ring lasts for the life of the vehicle, but like any mechanical part, it can fail. How Oil Pump O-Ring Failure Happens Eventually, oil pump O-ring deterioration can happen as a result of the part becoming brittle or dried out. The oil pump O-ring can crack and begin to leak. Sometimes an oil pump O-ring leak can persist for an extended period without your noticing it. When you finally see it, you may not be aware of the leak's source, which is why regular vehicle maintenance is essential. Allowing an oil pump O-ring leak to go unrepaired can lead to persistently low oil levels and seriously damage an engine ... read more

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