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Re: Not Again!!!!! MGB disaster

To: Larry A Hoy <>
Subject: Re: Not Again!!!!! MGB disaster
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 12:11:00 -0700 (PDT)
I have heard people complain that the check valve malfunctions and the oil 
drains out of the filter giving you a no oil pressure period every time you 
startup. I have not had any problem with them however. A lot of people use 
Wik (sp) which are also sold under the NAPA name brand.

Chris Reichle
From: mgs-owner
To: Larry A Hoy
Cc: gardner; mgs
Subject: Re: Not Again!!!!!  MGB disaster
Date: Monday, October 13, 1997 7:55PM

What is wrong with Fram oil filters? Has anyone had bad experiences with 

Larry A Hoy wrote:

> Scott, your oil pressure should be 70-75 lbs.  If you had a new pump and
> you are only getting 55 lbs pressure there is (was) a problem.  I would
> suspect the crank was bad and damaged the bearings or the  bearings were
> set too "loose".  I don't think that 55lbs works.
> My car has about 75 lbs at speed (any speed) and 55 lbs pressure at idle.
>  I have a stock oil pump and the standard relief spring.  12,000 miles on
> rebuild.  Castrol 20-50, and any kind of oil filter as long as it isn' t
> Fram.
> Larry Hoy (
> Denver, CO USA
> 1969 MGB Roadster
> 1987 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas
> ===============================
> On Sun, 12 Oct 1997 23:29:04 +0000 "Scott Gardner" <>
> writes:
> >Tyson,
> >       Thanks for the kind words.  Mine was revving about 4250 when the
> >problem started.
> >       One other thing I've been thinking.  With the heavy-duty oil
> pump
> >and uprated relief spring, I was kind of expecting to have higher
> >than 55 psi on the highway.  I wonder if it's possible that something
> >was missed during the rebuild, and the high-flow pump was the only
> >thing that kept the pressure from being abysmal up till now.
> >Scott
> >

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