Lost oil pressure

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    jensenracing77
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    I parked the 4 speed car last Fall and all was good. I started it up the other day and the oil pressure light did not go out. I turned it off and checked the connection at the sending unit and was good. I started it again and had a little lifter noise so I turned it back off. I am almost sure it has no oil pressure but not had time to look deeper. With this oil pump so far away and then sitting for 4 months I am wondering if it lost its prime? Has anyone had this problem before? I am going to pull the bottom off the oil pump and pack it with lithium grease and see what happens.

    #14657

    62cutlassconvert
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    Could be. Recommendation is Vasoline not lithium. Factory and TA PERFORMANCE who build the 215 for performance and racing say vasoline.

    #14658

    jensenracing77
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    I just pulled the turbo supply line off and poured a 1/2 cup of oil down the tube hoping it would get the pump to prime. I started it up and no luck! I am not going to start it again. I just have to pull the pump and distributor and get it going again.

    #14660

    JimNoel
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    Hi Eric,
    I have not lost oil pressure on any of 11, F-85 over the 57 years of owning the these little cars. A couple have been stored for up to 8 years without starting, but never lost oil pressure when I did start them up. Lost fuel several times but never oil. There is a problem hiding there…….

    #14661

    jensenracing77
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    I just can’t understand why it was fine when parked and then no oil pressure the next time it started. Nothing mechanical could have went bad I don’t believe. I will get the oil pump apart and the distributor out of it and see what I can do with it. I really wanted to drive it a couple hundred miles before I take the car apart in July. I will keep you posted on what I find.

    #14668

    jensenracing77
    Participant

    Good news, I pulled the distributor and before pulling the oil pump apart I tried to prime with a drill. It took a minute but it primed up. Put the distributor back in it and fired up and the oil light went out. As long as it is ok till after Homecoming then I will be happy. I am rebuilding it when I restore the car.

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