Can I reuse oil pump spring

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  1. challenger57

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    I am putting on a milodon oil pump on my 400, can I reuse or do i need to use a spring in my new pump. Just what does the spring do since there is no diaphram.
     
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    .................any pump i've seen comes with the spring installed already.......spring controls how much pressure the pump can build.........kim......
     
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    So I guess using the old spring would not be a good idea on a modified stroker. I will have to contact milodon and ask about the missing spring or if that is something I need to buy according to what pressure i want.
     
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    if you lost/don't have a pump spring and have an old one you can use it.
     
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    rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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    High pressure springs in oil pumps are more often used in high rpm scream/drag race machines. In a stock to high performance builds, there is no need for this power robbing addition.
     
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    Well I talked to milodon and they have an adjustable regulator that threads into where the spring goes and it comes with a new spring so I think that is the route I will take. Doing so i will be able to adjust to what ever pressure i want. Thanks All
     
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    reaching it to adjust it is a trick.
     
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    I have a new MP spring still in its original package, pm me if interested.
     
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    Thanks for the offer but i want to try the adjustable one first. Reaching it as Bob stated might not be to much of a problem because my inner fender wells are custom made, flat and removeable BUT i haven't got the motor back into my 63 valiant yet--soon as I get my lower pully back from the powder coater I hope to.
     
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