Iowa Chapter Director
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Ames, Iowa
at worst the oil pump gears could have worn into the timing cover too much or something and you'd need a new timing cover too. The oil pump bolts onto the timing cover. I dont remember how many botls it is, but half of them are 10mm and the other half are 8mm heads. I would not reuse those bolts either, I would buy identical new ones in grade 8. Every time Ive bolted down the oil pump those bolts have strecthed and occassionally broken. But I bet it's just the oil pump seals, I always thought it was a bad design.
1988 Notch Mustang: - 438W, direct port n2o, t56
2003 SVT Focus: - SCT X3 tuner