[Healeys] SOS oil pressure issues

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Sun Jun 13 06:57:31 MDT 2010

Allen -

Also make sure the copper oil feed line for the oil pump isn't
cracked.  Common point of failure on these engines.


On 6/13/10, Allen Miller <allen100m at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks to all of you for your help. I thought it might be a good idea to
> list all the possibilities and post them to the Forum so that there is a
> useful checklist for fixing the issues. Here are your inputs, all of which
> bear investigation. If anyone else has another suggestion, I will include
> that as well in a post to the Healey Forum (which I am learning to use after
> a few years of unblissful ignorance it exists).
> 1. prime the pump by all means possible (through top filler in rocker,
> through oil pressure gauge port, or by pumping under pressure through the
> external oil lines, etc.
> 2. purge oil lines leading to and from oil cooler of air
> 3. check for blockages in galleries
> 4. ensure builder put back any end plugs to oil galleries
> 5. make sure drive spindle is in place for oil pump; verify pump engaged
> with cam gearing
> 6. ensure spin on adapter is upside-up
> 7. pray to Lucas, bastard child of Vulcan and Venus
> I am sure one or all of the above will help
> Allen Miller
> BN2/M
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