[Healeys] no oil pressure
WILLIAM B LAWRENCE
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Tue Jul 3 19:07:03 MDT 2018
I think Ira had a run in with autocorrect. As I interpret he is asking, and I concur, whether the spin on oil filter adapter is installed correctly. If it is turned 180 degrees it will block all flow to the oil filter and every thing downstream.
From: Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> on behalf of i erbs <eyera3000 at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 11:42:49 PM
To: Bob Haskell
Cc: Ahealey help
Subject: Re: [Healeys] no oil pressure
Is soon on adaptors on correctly and not blocking feed holes?
typos and artifacts are the fault of my phone
On Tue, Jul 3, 2018, 6:24 PM Bob Haskell <rchaskell at earthlink.net<mailto: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
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