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I have two customers ordering oil pumps. The one is for an older Lexus SC400 and other is for a new Lexus or Toyota truck and SUV. The price was huge between the two oil pumps.
The older Lexus oil pump is about $380 retail and the newer Lexus-Toyota version is only around $85. From my understanding between 1990 to 1997 oil pump is $380 (part number: 15100-50050) The cheaper version part number is 15100-0F010 and its only $85.
Initially I couldn’t believe it. So I called my supplier and want to find out more details between the two.
The pumps are the exactly the same.
They are interchangeable.
However, due a difference in the oil pickup pan, a slight mod is needed.
Below is a typical oil pump for 1990-1997 Lexus LS400 and SC400. You will notice the recess pin lock in the white circle? (Part #: 15100-50050)
Here is a picture of the Lexus and Toyota post 1998-2006. The recess lock was replaced with a large screw. (Part #: 15100-0F010)
Due to larger screw, the oil pick up pan will not able to mate with the oil pump.
There are two ways to do this:
1. You need to grind about 1/4″ off the oil pick up pan. Its a pretty simple process and the two little bumps are pretty small. It shouldn’t take more than 10 seconds with a handheld grinder.
2. The second way is to replace the huge ugly bolt with an allen bolt. An allen bolt has a smaller overall diameter and this will do the trick.
So by following instruction in the page can literally save you about $250. I have few members using this money-saving mods already.Do you have any questions? If so, please head over to the forums to get a quick answer or share your experience!