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Rookieracer76
Member
posted April 13, 2003 08:01 AM
Took my car out for practice. 77 monte basically stock 350 sbc on a medium to high banked 1/4 mile track. Coming off the turns and down the straights i had barley any oil pressure. i'm using SAE40 oil. could the oil be to thick where the pump cant pick it up? or do i have another problem? Thanks


66jj
Member
posted April 13, 2003 08:55 AM
is the pick up still on??

do you have enough oil?

that oil is not too thick..

could be loose clearances, lots of things. is it a new motor?



ohiodirt
Member
posted April 13, 2003 09:04 AM
I guess i'll pull the pan later today. the car was warmed up for about 15 to 20 minutes so i dont think the engine was cold. Thanks


racer17j
Member
posted April 13, 2003 10:03 AM
i'll bet the pickk up tube is in a bunch of pieces take a ***** driver in the oil plug hole after you drain it and see if you hit it


Rookieracer76
Member
posted April 13, 2003 10:56 AM
I have another question to. i figure while im working with my oiling system, whats a good starting point to lash my valves? Thanks


outlawstock17
Member
posted April 13, 2003 05:16 PM
if you have a hydraulic cam, .002" lash works nice. snaps the valve open and helps the car come off the corner better....also keeps the lifters from "pumping up". if you're running a solid or roller cam, follow the manufacturers specs.


tilley88
Member
posted April 15, 2003 05:55 PM
Git rid of that Fram filter!


Rookieracer76
Member
posted April 15, 2003 07:49 PM
Tilley88, how'd ya know it was a fram filter? lol. and could that really cause the problem ?


racer17j
Member
posted April 15, 2003 07:59 PM
sure could do a search on here for oil filters you'll see we have all come to the conclusion that fram is a silent motor killer


Exjock
Member
posted April 15, 2003 10:00 PM
Dont run a high vol pump with a stock pan , it will pump it dry. I run 50w oil and an accumulator. Pick up height should be between 1/4 & 3/8. Check out the distributor gear, it runs the pump. Make sure the 1/4 " press in plug went in under the rear main cap, without it the engine will have a internal oil leak.


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