[Healeys] no oil pressure
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.
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>
> 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..
> Bob Haskell
> AHCA 3000 MkI registrar
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