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Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« on: April 10, 2017, 06:03:43 PM »
I had a new pump fitted to the toad in 2011 and it's been good since. Yesterday, the warning panel in the RV starting bleeping intermittently and checking revealed that there was a bad connection inside the pump, either the pos or ground wire, can't tell which. The pump's mounted in front of the radiator and the +/- wires enter/exit the pump through a grommet on the round detachable (2 screws) base. Lying on my back and with the car connected to the RV, I can push both wires upwards and the connection is made good. I tried to make a temporary repair to put upward pressure on the wires but failed. Wifey had to follow me in the car 270 miles yesterday and 135 today. I'm slightly in the doghouse and can't blame her. :o

Here's the question(s).  Is anyone familiar enough with the pump to confirm that it's safe to unscrew the round base plate to (presumably) access the connectors inside? I suspect they're soldered. If so, the pump is mounted with 4 screws which I think I can remove. It also has two rubber hoses attached which may or may not have to be removed before swinging it downwards for accessibility to the base panel.  I figure it should be safe to remove said hoses if I pinch them beforehand?

I called various Remco-listed dealers around the area (currently Hot Springs AR) but none knew anything about Remco pumps, which made no sense.  If I can get the pump off safely without emptying the tranny lube, I'll be able to assess and hopefully fix the bad connection. Thanks.

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 06:15:08 PM »
Just give the guy at Remco a call. He is very helpful.

I would have just started the engine and towed it that way, instead of having the DW drive it. It couldn't have used much gas.
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 06:20:11 PM »
Wayne, you have seriously depressed me. I KNEW I COULD TOW IT. :(  Encroaching old age is a terrible thing. I towed the car 3 years ago 100 miles to Miami FL with the Crown Vic I was exporting to the UK as the Vic didn't have the appropriate wiring installed, and drove it back! What a fool I am.

I did try to call Remco this afternoon but they'd just closed. Thanks.

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 11:38:09 AM »
So after grovelling to the DW, I called Remco this morning after reviewing their installation videos. His good advice is to remove the pump (I'd already decided to do so) to make troubleshooting the wiring issue easier.  It's fitted in exactly the place Remco advise not fitting it - behind the front bumper quite low down.  If I can get it running again, I'll relocate it horizontally somewhere else in the engine bay so I can lay my hands on it.

Weather's wet at the moment so I'll have to settle for a spa bath in Hot Springs AR this afternoon. :)

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 08:11:41 PM »
Not the same car, but here's where I mounted our Remco pump. It might give you some ideas. The pump in the photo was transferred from our previous toad with about 35,000 towing miles on it. It now has over 50,000 towing miles without any failures.
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 08:33:34 PM »
Nice timing with the pic, thanks. That's exactly how I'd like mine to look. I've just spent an hour going over and under everything to see where the pump might fit. The only place it will go is where the windshield washer bottle is bolted onto the firewall which of course means the bottle would have to be relocated. It's too thick to swap places with the pump in front of the radiator so I'm thinking of buying a smaller aftermarket bottle to fit.

It looks as if the pump is fixed to a vertical OEM strut running from the hood catch to the lower crossmember in front of the radiator with four torx screws. If I'm correct, it'll drop right out and make the two hose clips accessible.  Worst case is I'll remove it, hopefully repair, and refit it.

If I do relocate it and extend the hoses, are there any chemical issues joining them with internal copper sleeves, i.e. do gear oil and copper react?  Slightly spurious but worth asking. I'll look it up in a bit.

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 08:45:48 PM »
I don't expect the copper sleeves would be a problem, but you maybe be able to find suitable brass double barb fittings at an Ace Hardware or one of the big box home improvement stores. I think clamping the hoses on barbs would be a better choice for reliability.

On edit: I just did some digging in my photo archives and found this shot showing how I installed the pump in our previous toad, a 2002 RAV4,

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 09:31:29 PM »
Yep, you're right about the barbs. Your mounting in the second photo is quite inspirational. It just has to go somewhere and fit, right? ;)

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 10:56:10 AM »
So is there a specific hose type used on the pump?
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2017, 08:54:51 PM »
Yep, you're right about the barbs. Your mounting in the second photo is quite inspirational. It just has to go somewhere and fit, right? ;)

Dougie.

In both installations I tried to locate the pump where it was both convenient for the transmission connections and reasonably protected from road debris and spray. We travel a fair amount in in colder weather in areas where salt is used on the roads.
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2017, 08:58:34 PM »
So is there a specific hose type used on the pump?

I'll see when I get a chance if there's any markings on the hose, but any suitably sized hose rated for fuel use should be fine. There isn't a lot of pressure to deal with.
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2017, 10:07:48 PM »
In both installations I tried to locate the pump where it was both convenient for the transmission connections and reasonably protected from road debris and spray. We travel a fair amount in in colder weather in areas where salt is used on the roads.

We've hardly travelled in any cold/salty conditions these last 7 years. Next year we hit Alaska for 3 months in summertime, but in any case, I really do want to relocate it from the least ideal place it could possibly be.  I removed the washer reservoir from the firewall this afternoon (you'd think that'd be an easy job, right?  Nope...) and it looks to be a good option to move the pump to.

I'll see when I get a chance if there's any markings on the hose, but any suitably sized hose rated for fuel use should be fine. There isn't a lot of pressure to deal with.

Thanks. I checked the pressure and as you say, it's low. Once the pump is out and fixed (please) probably Friday, I'll be able to assess whether moving it will work. If so, I'll go get some good 3/8" hose and see if I can make a man of it!!

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 07:43:55 AM »
I'll see when I get a chance if there's any markings on the hose, but any suitably sized hose rated for fuel use should be fine. There isn't a lot of pressure to deal with.

You shouldn't use fuel line for oil.  Find hose rated for transmission coolers at your local auto supply store.  It's not the pressure that matters, but fuel line will swell and get soft if used with oil. 
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2017, 11:20:28 PM »
Update

I moved the project on a number of steps today. The pump came out far more easily than I anticipated due to its being mounted on an OEM vertical strut betweeen the radiator and the front bumper.  The strut only had 4 x 10mm bolts and the whole shooting match was on the floor in under 5 minutes. Removed the quick-disconnect arms, disconnected the hoses, and joined them with a Lowe's 3/8" brass barbed connector. (Only issue was my oversight on one hose being 3/8" and the other 5/16" but the connector went in due to the hoses being warm and pliable. Subsequently drove a 15-mile round trip with no leaks.)

I removed the pump base in order to find the bad power contact. The pos & neg wires are crimped to the braided brush straps and the connections whilst not broken were somewhat questionable which was in line with the intermittent fault. I soldered them up and refitted the plate. It's always such a pain in the donkey to get those brushes pulled back to clear the commutator! >:(. Happily, the pump puffed away merrily when tested.

I decided to press ahead with the relocation to the space on the right side of the firewall where the washer reservoir had been, and bought two 5ft lengths of 3/8" and 5/16" transmission oil cooler pipe (the name seemed to indicate it might be right, Wally... ;D) for less than $20 at Advance Autoparts. Tomorrow, I'll seperate the joined hoses again, extend them to the new firewall mounting location and similarly extend the power feed. Then I'll hook up to the RV and test it all before mounting the pump as that promises to be a knuckle-grazer.

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 08:00:11 AM »
I won't bore you with the story of how I replaced the oil lines on my old Harley and what an unholy mess it made when one of them got soft enough to split.  It's what happened when I thought I knew better than the guy who told me the same thing I told you.  Glad to see you were smarter than I was(of course that was about 40 years ago when I thought I was smarter than I really was).
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2017, 08:51:37 AM »
There's a lesson there, for sure. All Presidents and Prime Ministers should be aged between 14 and 21.  That's because we all know everything at that stage in life.

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2017, 11:08:36 AM »
I meant to ask - this fella was inline on the output side and looks to me like a filter.  It's not a check valve and isn't an original Remco part. Any clues??

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2017, 12:22:48 PM »
Looks like a fuel filter. Probably to filter the transmission fluid going to the pump.
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2017, 01:56:56 PM »
That's what I figured, although it's on the out-flow side which kinda doesn't make a lot of sense. Thanks.

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2017, 03:28:44 PM »
Another call to Remco.
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2017, 06:23:02 PM »
Definitely not part of the Remco kit.  Pump's now relocated, plumbed, wired, and works. However, the warning siren on the control panel in the RV sounds incessantly.

Disheartened and apart from refitting the filter, out of ideas. :'(
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2017, 10:48:01 PM »
So after further testing, it's now clear the pump itself is at fault. Remco's specs state 2.0-3.5 amps normal current and around 1 gal per minute flow. Mine draws no more than 1.0 amp and whilst it runs smoothly enough, it only draws enough oil in to provide an intermittent sputter out.  I was fairly sure that the bad connection was the issue but clearly that wasn't all. However, I've successfully moved the pump to the firewall where's it accessible and clean, and verified the fluid is being circulated correctly through the pump when it's switched off and the engine running.  So that leaves either a repair or a replacement, and I'll be calling round pump repair shops in Little Rock, AR when they re-open after the holiday. A replacement is well over $400. :'(
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2017, 06:42:48 AM »
  I can only speculate about that filter but since the pump picks up oil from the pan it is unfiltered it then would be pushing unfiltered oil thru the system. It is on the discharge side since it would give too much resistance being on the suction. Easier to push than to suck. 

  just get an outboard motor fuel squeeze bulb and have Mags squeeze it and pump as you go down the road.
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2017, 10:01:20 AM »
  just get an outboard motor fuel squeeze bulb and have Mags squeeze it and pump as you go down the road.

I can give you several valid reasons why I didn't think of that, Meade. ::)
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2017, 02:47:06 PM »
I think catblaster is probably right on that filter.  If it were me, I'd be looking for a replacement.

The whole squeeze bulb thing sounds like a cheap way around it...until you consider the cost of divorce.
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2017, 05:30:46 PM »
That was definitely one of the reasons I was thinking of, Wally.:o  I've sourced & ordered a filter replacement at O'Reilly's specifically for transmission & power steering applications (magnetic) and collect it tomorrow. According to Remco and a couple of distributors, the pump's not serviceable in any way, in which case I'll order a new one and refit the filter. Big price difference if you dig around - $278 shipped from here compared to $397 standard price from Remco & others. Doesn't hurt so much. At least I won't have to lie down to fit it now.

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2017, 06:58:35 AM »
With me, it's not the laying down, it's the getting back up.
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2017, 07:20:56 AM »
Thread drift aleart.. The following non-quoted text is a joke.... Or is it?


With me, it's not the laying down, it's the getting back up.

That is the fault of Cats.. You see (Source a woman named Robin Woods, She is an artist)

The cat lies in the sun soaking up sunlight and photosynthesizing it into gravitions.

You can tell this because when the cat jumps up on the window ledge .. Light as a feather but with all that extra gravity when the cat jumbs back down THUD!!

Well the cat likes to lie atop you and the Gravitons, sink into you so YOU get heavier ,, And then they sink into the bed, and the floor and eventually the basement.

That is why once something lands in the basement...it's there to stay.

It's all because of cats 

(The Theory of Cat Gravity by Robin Woods.. If you can find it it is much longer than my post and a funnier as well)
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2017, 07:46:48 AM »
Not a cat person myself, but we do have a Chihuahua that weighs about 10 lbs until he lays down on the bed.  At that point, his weight automatically increases to about 50lbs.  Probably the same principal.
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2017, 12:11:27 AM »
Can someone please explain how the selector valve works. I completely understand the plumbing setup and flow directions, and how the pressure switch closes when the pump is started thus notifying the control panel in the RV of the fact.  What I don't get is how (or if) the valve itself actually closes and opens.  Does the switch also act mechanically internally?  I ask because Remco state that the pump should not have fluid passing through it when switched off and the engine is running. Conversely, when the pump is running and engine is off, what stops the fluid at the "Pump" connection from continuing past the "Trans" connection and flowing back directly into the transmission?

Also what happens if the engine runs while the pump is switched on?  I can't get my head around it and I've called Remco enough times already.  ::)

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2017, 07:11:15 PM »
The position of the selector valve is determined by which source has the most pressure. If the engine is running and the pump is off, the fluid flow is routed to the transmission cooler and back the the transmission. If the pump is running and the engine is off, the valve routes the flow from the pump back the transmission. If both are running, the source with the highest pressure will determine the valve position, or if the pressures are roughly equal, the valve will allow some flow from each source. In any case, the transmission always gets sufficient flow to keep it lubricated. Some times in sub-freezing weather, the cold fluid when the pump starts up doesn't allow enough pressure to trip the pressure switch, and the dash alarm sounds. When that happens, I just start the engine with the remote start fob and let it time cycle once. By then the fluid is warm enough to flow at the higher pressure needed to keep the alarm off.
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2017, 08:45:03 PM »
Dutch, I actually did call the tech (Terry) at Remco again this morning in the end as I wanted if possible to push on with the job today. I believed I'd got my head around the system in the end, and he confirmed I had. Of course, you are totally correct in your explanation, thank you.

He stated the maximum line run should be 8ft and I knew I was over that as I had simply extended the existing plumbing rather than rip it out and re-do it when relocating the pump (lazy). So I ripped everything out this afternoon and guess what I found (apart from long hose runs). The original installer had wrongly used 3/8" hose for the pump output side and 5/16" for the input.  When I'd pulled the old pump out from between the radiator and bumper, I had to cut the hoses as they were stuck fast on the connectors. I never thought to check if the installer had put them on the right way round, and just extended them up to the firewall to the new pump location. The correct sizing is 3/8" input (from the Remco 3/8" connector on the transmission pan to the pump) and 5/16" output (from the pump to the selector valve which has 5/16" connectors).  They had fitted them the other way round. So when I extended, I connected as per Remco specs, but unknowingly connected the wrong way round.  I suspect the installer realized this after fitting the hoses and instead of rectifying it, plugged the quick connectors round the wrong way on the pump. I had no chance. ::)

Anyway, I'm reasonably confident it'll be up & running tomorrow. I'm relocating the selector valve to beside the pump so everything will be short runs, clean, dry and accessible.  That's the hope anyway....

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NY_Dutch

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2017, 09:39:31 PM »
Sounds good, Dougie! I hope it all works out well for you. We've been very pleased with our Remco setup installed on two toads so far.
Dutch
2001 GBM Landau 34' Class A
F53 Chassis, Triton V10, TST TPMS
2011 Toyota RAV4 4WD/Remco pump
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Dougie Brown

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2017, 04:42:03 PM »
All is well.;D  Connected up the selector valve, started the engine (no leaks, hoorah) and got a good continuity reading through the pressure switch. The hoses that should've got hot, got hot; the others stayed cold.  Switched off and tested the pump.  Again, good pressure continuity and the other hoses that now should've got hot, got hot whilst the first ones cooled.  Wired in the pressure switch to the 6-pole socket, connected up to the RV, took a deep breath, and..... the controller liked it. 8)

I fitted the inline magnetic filter between the transmission and the selector valve which may do some good to the tranny generally.  I'm obviously happy to have it all working again and to have learnt some good things along the way.  I like the way it makes you less frightened to deal with stuff too. So as ever, big thanks to everyone for jumping in with the help!

Afterthought
As I lay awake at 5:00am this morning trying to ignore the thunderstorm, it occurred to me that after having towed with the engine idling, it would be useful to use the pressure warning system under those circumstances without the pump running. Simple solution - fitted a switch in the engine bay to stop power to the pump (e.g. if it goes faulty again) but leave the power to the pressure switch. Result is the monitor in the RV does its job with the car engine running so no more worries about it stopping without warning.

Dougie.
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2000 Winnebago Adventurer 37G (F53 chassis, Ford 6.8 V10 gas)
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2017, 06:20:57 PM »
Well done, Dougie! Have fun on the road! :)
Dutch
2001 GBM Landau 34' Class A
F53 Chassis, Triton V10, TST TPMS
2011 Toyota RAV4 4WD/Remco pump
ReadyBrute Elite tow bar/Blue Ox base plate

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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2017, 10:55:41 PM »
As a postscript, I had a surprise call this morning from the Remco tech asking how I got on with the job.  He was genuinely pleased I fixed it, and I was bowled over by their level of customer care. How nice was that??  So a big shout out to Jessie and Terry at Remco. :D

Dougie.
2000 Winnebago Adventurer 37G (F53 chassis, Ford 6.8 V10 gas)
1999 Ford Escort SE (2.0L 4cyl gas)
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Re: Remco LP-BK01 lube pump
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2017, 07:20:35 AM »
Way to go Remco!
Dutch
2001 GBM Landau 34' Class A
F53 Chassis, Triton V10, TST TPMS
2011 Toyota RAV4 4WD/Remco pump
ReadyBrute Elite tow bar/Blue Ox base plate

 

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