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Re: [Healeys] oil pressure

To: "'healeys'" <healeys@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] oil pressure
From: "BJ8Healeys" <sbyers@ec.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 10:17:33 -0700
Jim, I think that's typical for a Healey engine.  Since an engine rebuild in
1999 (I did not replace the oil pump), my BJ8 has run at just under 40 psi
on the gauge when fully warmed up.  On really hot days (such as we had on
the trip to and from Conclave), the oil pressure dropped to just above zero
at idle.  I am using 20W-50 Castrol with the ZDDPlus additive.

Steve Byers
BJ8 Registry
Havelock, NC

-----Original Message-----
From: healeys-bounces+sbyers=ec.rr.com@autox.team.net
[mailto:healeys-bounces+sbyers=ec.rr.com@autox.team.net] On Behalf Of James
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 8:34 AM
To: healeys
Subject: [Healeys] oil pressure

with it getting hotter and hotter each day here in vegas, i have watched my
oil pressure drop down to almost zero when idling after the oil has gotten
very hot.  i suspect the oil pump but i removed the valve cover to check
pressure at idle.  oil is coming out all of the rockers as normal, and when
loosed the oil feed nut on the rocker arm, oil shot out all over my engine
at what i considered a very good pressure.  any idea what could be the
problem.  have checked bearings and they are in excellent shape.  could it
the oil pump or something wrong in the oil distribution system?
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