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Re: Not Again!!!!! MGB disaster

Subject: Re: Not Again!!!!! MGB disaster
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 16:01:26 EDT
Hi Larry,
  Why do you object to Fram filters?  They are probably the most common
in this area, and I've been using them for years.  Is there something

On Sun, 12 Oct 1997 23:38:50 -0600 (Larry A Hoy)
>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:
>>      Thanks for the kind words.  Mine was revving about 4250 when 
>>problem started.  
>>      One other thing I've been thinking.  With the heavy-duty oil 
>>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.

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