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Author Topic:   low oil pressure on corner entry
mudndust28
Member
posted June 22, 2003 01:12 AM
hi guys went to I-44 sat.
this was my 1st time there;during my heat race my oil pressure light was on!!!!!
so i started to watch and race , I'm loosing it when enter the corner,gauge showed as lw as 10lbs.
I've gott a kevko 8qt pan,oil pump is
sett up high vol. //low pressure. when my motors is cold it has 40lbs pressure did rise to 60lbs when racing. this my new motor,has only three runs,i dont want to hurt nothing.......honestly I would rather have more psi cold .....then fall when hot,last week at wheatland,temp went to 230 after the feature.....never has the light been on at wheatland....

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66jj
Member
posted June 22, 2003 10:05 AM
CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE PICK UP DIDNT COME OFF.

LOOK THRU THE OIL DRAIN PLUG, OR FEEL IN THERE WITH A SCREWDRIVER.. IF ITS ON THE PAN FLOOR YOULL KNOW.

IM ASSUMING YOU HAD IT FULL OF OIL.


JEFF JOLDERSMA


rico 08
Member
posted June 22, 2003 11:14 AM
You are pumping the pan dry,like jeff above said check the pickup,8 quart pans usually don't get pumped dry easy,that high volume pump isn't helping either i never use them.


mudndust28
Member
posted June 22, 2003 11:46 AM
when i gott my pan and oil pump midwest motorsports sent me a stk pump and a high pressure spring.when i was installing the pick up box said it was for a hv pump...
so i wanted to see if different and it was the HV was 5/8'' taller .made me think about the depth of the pan,with that pick up i had to use the hv pump,I honestly think they sent me the wrong pick up.

so you guys think stk pump w/high pressure spring or stk pump period..

o'yeah it was full ,

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rico 08
Member
posted June 22, 2003 07:37 PM
The stock volume pump is fine,i've never blown an engine 'cause it didn't get enuf oil,all the high volume pump will do is fill the valve covers with oil.


mudndust28
Member
posted June 22, 2003 09:41 PM
YEP, YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD,PULLED THE PAN TODAY AND THERE IT WAS ,AND THE BOLT... CKED THE FRT SET RODS BEAR. LOOKS OK
THANKS FOR THE HELP......


Dirt-Tracker
Member
posted June 23, 2003 10:45 PM
Rico---my Ford 347 is doing the same thing....I checked and even put a new pickup tube on it.....you mentioned above that a high volume is only good for filling valve covers, maybe this is why I have so much oil coming out of my breather filters. I've tried everything but thing is drenched by the end of night.

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racer1030
Member
posted June 23, 2003 11:33 PM
Do yourself afavor, check #2 rod, they typically go before #1.


racer1030
Member
posted June 23, 2003 11:35 PM
Sorry, I meant #2 .


racer1030
Member
posted June 23, 2003 11:38 PM
Check #3 as well(for some reason I cant get #3 to post)


dirtracer7
Member
posted June 23, 2003 11:48 PM
D-T What kind of valve covers you running? some of the stamped steel ones have the tubes inline with a rocker .I made a baffle and put it inside valve over the holes and problem is cured.


rico 08
Member
posted June 24, 2003 03:13 PM
D-T,OUTLAWSTOCK runs a ford and he does very well he can help you out more than me,i may be mistaken but a ford is kind of similar to the other gm's (buick,olds,pontiac)when it comes to oil drainback in that it tends to hold oil up on the topend of the motor,anything you can do to help get the oil back to the pan will be a plus,i've even seen hoses ran from the right hand valvecover back to the pan.


Dirt-Tracker
Member
posted June 24, 2003 06:19 PM
Thanks everyone.....
Dirtracer.....Im running the tall aluminum valve covers. They have a rubber plug with a foam insert...but its not stopping the oil. This has been doing it since brand new, but I have noticed on some of my engines they builder has drilled extra holes in it for oil to drop, this one only has a couple of drain passages under my intake.

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outlawstock17
Member
posted June 24, 2003 06:31 PM
dirtracker, i run oil restrictors in my 351w with a full boogie blueprinted high volume race oil pump and a kevco oil pan. it hasn't lost a drop of oil and the pressure is 60 to 80 lbs. depending on the temperature of the engine.

you probably need the restrictors.

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