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Mach'ed Again
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From: Kinsley, Kansas, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 12-22-2002 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mach'ed Again     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have 67cpe w/302 & 100k mi. Press ok at start-up, but 5-10 min on highway and press drops close to "L" on guage. When I slow to 55-60mph guage moves up but still on low side. Driving thru town today it was down near "L" at only 30-40mph. Oil lvel fine with 20w50.
Suggestions please !

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-22-2002 12:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get a mechanical oil pressure guage. They are very inexpensive and easy to install.

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Mach'ed Again
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posted 12-22-2002 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mach'ed Again     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks again Alex, I bought one about 10 mos. ago, I guess it's to hook it up

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soaring
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From: New Mexico
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 12-23-2002 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for soaring     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex is right. However, you may want to consider a higher capacity oil pump if the new gauge still shows low pressure.
On the side; back during the 50's when I was young and knew it all, I even flushed out the engine of my '51 flat heat Ford with diesel. You wouldn't believe the crap I got out, and my oil pressure shot up 50%

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-23-2002 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by soaring:
You wouldn't believe the crap I got out, and my oil pressure shot up 50%

Probably because your pressure relief valve got stuck with all the gunk floating around. I bet if you would have seen your bearings before and after you would have screamed.

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