What You Should Know About Low-Pressure Oil Pump 6.0

Low-Pressure Oil Pump is an excellent solution for your 6.0 Powerstroke needs. 2003-2010 or this type of older model can benefit from new covers, gaskets, and a complete pump that provides long-lasting quality.

Also, Low-Pressure Oil Pump suits your 2003-2007 Ford 6.0L Powerstroke. Low pressure can handle the horsepower, and this pump ensures it for your 6.0 Powerstroke. They are used in 1500+ HP applications where a lot of RPMS are spun by the engine. This oil pump is manufactured with long-lasting quality in mind.

Low-Pressure Oil Pump 6.0

Low-Pressure Oil Pump 6.0 Powerstroke Location:

Your car’s low-pressure oil pump is usually located inside your car’s oil pan. It usually sits on top of the pan and uses a pickup tube to take oil from it. After taking the oil, it pushes through the engine. In some machines, it is also located around the front crankshaft.

Due to the location, you must drop the oil pan to get to it. And it adds more time and complexity to the job. Worse, you have to remove the front main cover on many automobiles. For that, you often need to remove and reinstall many more parts.

Low Oil Pressure Oil Pump 6.0 Replacement Cost:

The average oil pump replacement cost is between $390 and $1,357, depending on whether you go to a mechanic or DIY. It would help if you spent 100$ to 500$ for parts and labor 200$ to 2000$ costs.

The cost of replacing an oil pump varies a little. You’ll need a new oil pump from $50 to $150. Nonetheless, it would help if you needed a new oil pan gasket and front main gasket.

Depending on how the manufacturer designed the front head, you may replace all the gaskets. All these different gaskets add up in price, and you’ll likely spend close to $150 to $200 just for the gaskets.

6.0 Powerstroke Low-Pressure Oil Pump Install:

To install your 6.0 power stroke low-pressure oil pump, you should do first:

  1. Loosen the intake manifold. Do it with grease and putty knife trick with the upper o-ring
  1. Once you’ve done the grease trick, they’ll be hard to get in unless you use a 2×4. And a jack to lightly press down on the front cover.
  2. You can do it with a little effort when you mine in the driveway. You can use a dead blow hammer and a very light tap.
  1. The hardest part is to put the right amount of pressure on the front cover to get everything lined up.
  1. Don’t use the original low-pressure oil pump and low-oil-pressure cover after reinstalling. Because it is terrible, and if you use it, it can ruin your oil pan.

6.0 Powerstroke Low-Pressure Oil Pump Symptoms:

There are three main signs that you need to fix or replace your 6.0 power stroke low-pressure oil pump: low oil pressure, increased engine temperature, and noise.

Low oil pressure.

A good oil pump can only correctly pump the oil through the system. As a result, low oil pressure can cause further damage to the vehicle.

High operating temperature.

Oil reduces the friction of your car’s components, thereby keeping the temperature under control while the vehicle is running. When engine oil flow is reduced, parts can’t adequately lubricate and thus overheat. High friction leads to increased temperatures and possibly more difficulties down the road.


Your car’s hydraulic lifters are crucial to your engine’s operation. But you should ensure that they are adequately lubricated. These lifters are virtually silent when your motor is working correctly.

But when oil flow stops to the lifters, they create noise and wear unevenly. Lifters are very expensive to replace and essential to lubricate properly.

Without hydraulic lifters, your valve train can make noise if your oil pump fails. These include seals, pushrods, and valve guides. All these parts also need to be adequately lubricated. A bad oil pump can cause a lot of extra noise from your valve train system.

Ford 6.0 Low-Pressure Oil Pump
Low-Pressure Oil Pump Keeps Engine running by oil

Ford 6.0 Low-Pressure Oil Pump:

Ford 6.0 ford power skyrocket low-pressure oil pump includes ARP Balancer Bolts, gears, cover, and O-ring. This product used OEM powdered metal outer gear. Powder metal is porous, carries oil, and resists corrosion caused by dual billet gears.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q. How do I fix low oil pressure?

Here we give the solution of how to fix low oil pressure. Have a look:

  • You know low oil pressure can cause severe engine damage. That’s why it’s best to check the oil regularly to ensure the level is where it should generally be. You can use a dipstick, which holds both high and low levels, thus helping with quick analysis.
  • Wherever you go for a routine oil change, always use one that matches the viscosity level compatible with your vehicle. It is advised to make a wise decision in this matter without haste.
  • It’s essential to schedule a regular oil change to avoid low oil pressure and the complications that arise from it.
  • If the low oil pressure signal is due to a faulty sensor or gauge, the only solution is to replace the system.
  • Finally, if you’re experiencing problems with external leaks, they’re easy to fix. All you need is the replacement of damaged hoses and pipes, a pocket-friendly solution.

Q. What is the cause of low oil pressure in a diesel engine?

The rapid reaction is to think the worst when low oil pressure is detected. However, you can solve most of the problems with simple solutions. Some causes of low oil pressure are:

  • Low oil level
  • Contaminated oil
  • Diesel engine oil bypass valves are open
  • Improper bearing clearance
  • Problem with the oil pump
  • Restriction in the oil suction tube – low oil pressure
  • Oil lines or oil passages are not working

Final Word:

Low-pressure oil pump 6.0 is manufactured to meet engine specifications. After installing this oil pump, you can get several benefits, including improved drivability, quicker starting, and reduced oil aeration. However, here we are discussing this topic properly. We hope you benefit from reading this article attentively—best of luck.

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Emon is Lubricants specialist who studied on Petroleum Engineering in UAE. He have more than 10 years experience on different kinds of lubrication including automobile troubleshooting.