Edited by fshnidiot, 19 March 2011 - 01:16 PM.
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EA81 oil Pressure/air pressure question
Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:54 AM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:09 PM
Easiest way would be to pull the oil filter. If no oil comes dripping out, it isn't pumping.
If you're run it much with no oil circulation you've probably fubared the bearings... good luck.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:18 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:31 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:44 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:47 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:11 PM
With the motor running i removed the oil filler cap and I have enough air coming out of it to use it as a blow dryer. Air is also blowing out the valve cover breather tubes like crazy
That much blowby will overwhelm the PCV system,pressurize the crankcase and impair oil flow.Sorta like trying to blow up a tire with lung power.
IME,oil pump specs only confirm bad ones not good ones.
I`ve had ones that meet specs,but,were crap.
Sounds like your gauge has a problem.
I would try a mechanical gauge for confirmation.
Ticking might be a sticky valve.
Regardless of oil pressure,that much blowby indicates a serious engine problem.Consider a compression and/or leakdown test.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:51 PM
Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:27 AM
I have had one distort(melt) enough to loose oil pressure after warm-up...
it was the last thing I checked after I swapped 2 oil pumps with the same results
Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:07 PM
Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:27 PM
Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:43 AM
Well, atleast it reads at 0 oil pressure now so I'm guessing the gauge isn't working properly, and it still ticks, but it sounds quieter and wet, instead of dry and loud. Drive it till it blows time since I've already hurt it. Thanks for all the help! Frank
don't kill the goose before dinner.
check the valve covers for fresh oil...oil on each side=good
...oil on one side =bad
...very little or none=very bad--pull it
hopefully you have good wet valve covers.
in that case add a pint of 90w oil and drive the hell out of it
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