[Healeys] no oil pressure

Bob Haskell rchaskell at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 3 17:40:56 MDT 2018


No oil at the rocker arms concerns me more than the gauge reading.  The 
gauge was recently rebuilt by Nisonger's but you're right.  I need to 
make sure it works.


Bob Haskell
AHCA 3000 MkI registrar

On 07/03/2018 07:24 PM, Michael MacLean wrote:
> Check your gauge.  Try putting a in line pressure gauge that is tested 
> on your oil system before you start taking things apart again.
> Mike MacLean
> On Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:18 PM, Bob Haskell <rchaskell at earthlink.net> 
> wrote:
> All,
> Pulled the engine out of our tri-carb last December due to low oil
> pressure and running too hot.  Bearings were okay; the engine got a new
> oil pump, rear main seal, pressure relief spring and plunger, and timing
> gears, chain and tensioner.
> Started the engine yesterday and it started almost immediately.  So I
> was really pleased until I looked at the oil pressure gauge and saw the
> needle was sitting on the peg.  No oil visible at the rocker arms either.
> I removed the spin on oil filter and attempted to prime the oil pump by
> squirting oil the filter inlet passage.  But it was already full.
> Can one remove the distributor and spin the oil pump with a drill motor?
>    I'd like to be able to test without spinning the crank and cam on dry
> bearings, etc..
> Suggestions?
> Cheers,
> Bob Haskell
> AHCA 3000 MkI registrar
> http://www.ciahc.org/registry_3000mk1.php
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