[Healeys] no oil pressure

John Rowe john at jtkarowe.com.au
Tue Jul 3 18:01:18 MDT 2018

Bob, Is the adaptor for the spin-on filter on the correct way. That happened to me. The holes do not line up correctly if upside down. Worth checking.

John Rowe Qld Australia


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Michael MacLean
Sent: Wednesday, 4 July 2018 9:25 AM
To: Bob Haskell; Healey List
Subject: Re: [Healeys] no oil pressure


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:




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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