I have a spare 4.9 oil pump on the shelf that I'm about to throw away. However, it occured to me that I might be able to use it in my own.
The 4.9 oil pump had benefits over it's predecessor including increased flow and pressure as well as reduced load.
I've had multiple pans off on various 4.9's and 4.5's, but for the life of me, I can't remember if the baffles are different. Does anyone know if the oil pans changed/if the 4.9's pump and pickup tube will fit in the 4.5's oil pan?
"If screen assy. touches baffles in oil pan - oil pan must be replaced w/O.E. No. 3532055; Incl. screen"
^ Thats for a 90 seville.
Then I'm gonna assume that the 4.9 got a revised oil pan to fit the new pump. I don't have an extra pan laying around and I'm not going to buy one, junkyard or new, in order to replace a pump that already works fine.
The stock oil pump has been fine for 175k so it's still adequate. If I could have just thrown the updated pump in without any other changes, I might have done it.