CLASSIC MINI GEARBOX CENTRAL OIL PICK UP PIPE C-AHT54 AUSTIN MORRIS COOPER 3GK15
Classic Mini Oil Pipe Hitech Central Pickup Gearbox
We recommend this central oil pick-up be installed with every transmission rebuild.
The original Mini pick-up pipe lives in the right hand edge of the gearbox casing, which is okay if you are driving straight. But during a right hand corner it is possible for the oil to slosh to the left and away from the pick-up. You may notice the pressure gauge dipping during long bends. The likelihood of this happening increased if the oil level is low. Starving the engine of oil for only an instant at several thousand RPM can be disastrous.
It also has proven to enhance longevity of the oil pump by trapping the tiny pigments of foreign bodies that cause the wear. This is a unique designed part and used by all top engine builders.