oil pressure gone crazy

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dixiepaul
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oil pressure gone crazy

Post by dixiepaul » Tue Dec 3rd, 2013 8:35

can the oil pump be installed incorrectly, my oil pressure is zero at idle but will rise to 40 when riving the motor also timing is way off

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Re: oil pressure gone crazy

Post by Root Beer Stand » Wed Dec 4th, 2013 7:14

If the numbers are accurate there is a chance there are deeper issues but I would guess there is a block in the capilary or a faulty gauge

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Re: oil pressure gone crazy

Post by dsweidman » Sat Dec 28th, 2013 8:07

Yes, the oil pump CAN be installed incorrectly. As you may know, the oil pump is driven off the cam shaft. The oil pump shaft fits into the distributor shaft. If the gear teeth of the oil pump are 1 or 2 off, that will upset the ignition timing. Refer to the manual about the correct removal and installation process of the oil pump.

Also, the oil pump cover has a critical gap between it and the oil pump gears. Too much gap will effect the pressure. So, if you happen to replace the gasket, it must be of the correct thickness.

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Re: oil pressure gone crazy

Post by dixiepaul » Sat Apr 5th, 2014 7:51

motor runs but cannot time to tdc one time I install the pump I have long before tdc and next time past tdc

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