[Healeys] SOS oil pressure issues

Guy R Day grday at btinternet.com
Sun Jun 13 07:44:16 MDT 2010

Try filling the oil pump with a very soft grease such as Vaseline when 

Guy R Day

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Allen Miller" <allen100m at yahoo.com>
To: <Healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2010 12:39 PM
Subject: [Healeys] SOS oil pressure issues

> 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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