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Oil Light & Thanks!

To: spridgets@Autox.Team.Net, mgs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Oil Light & Thanks!
From: (Richard D. Arnold)
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 1998 08:32:21 EDT
Just wanted to send a quick "Thank You!" to those who offered advice and
suggestions on why the oil light was flickering in Miss Molly the Midget:

        Matt Liggett
        Rene van Maanen
        Chris Kotting

The engine is freshly rebuilt, as in less than 2,000 miles, so I am
relatively certain it wasn't a problem with the rods or mains.  I
replaced the lifters but not the cam, the head was ground, and I set the
valve clearance to .010 (cold):  Is it possible that I need to readjust
my valves because they are now seated?

Regardless, seems the problem was the oil pressure valve -- I think.  I
pulled it, cleaned it off with some carb cleaner, and ran a nylon pistol
brush down the bore.  Didn't appear dirty, but the light doesn't come on
now.  Go figure.

I also changed the oil over to Castrol GTX 20W50 from my usual Valvoline.
 Don't know if this had an effect, but I am loathe to disturb MOWOG at
this point....


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