[Healeys] no oil pressure
bspidell at comcast.net
Tue Jul 3 18:18:33 MDT 2018
Is the spin-on filter adapter installed correctly?
When my dad restored a '34 Ford 3-Window coupe, he had no oil pressure
on initial startup. He pulled the engine, and went completely through
it again; he found that he'd left one of the gaskets off the oil pump.
On 7/3/2018 3:40 PM, Bob Haskell 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
> 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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