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Re: [oletrucks] NO OIL PRESSURE! HELP

To: "Durwood B. Darbin" <dhckdkcsk@hotmail.com>, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] NO OIL PRESSURE! HELP
From: "Bob KNOTTS" <raknotts@qwest.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 19:16:31 -0700
When I was "in" Rangerboat, CVA-61, my roommate was a warrant gunner. He
used to run a quart of turpentine thru his engine between oil changes, after
draining the old oil. He would then clean around all the sparkplugs, then
remove them. Then he would turn the engine over just with the starter for a
few minutes, making sure he didn't overheat the starter. But with no
sparkplugs, and no compression, the engine turned over pretty easily. This
might get rid of any plugs you might have. Can anyone tell us if this would
be detrimental to the engine? When he drained the turpentine out, he
repeated the procedure with a quart of new oil, which he then drained.
Maybe there might be a solvent that might work better? A friend has a 84
FXXX which has the same problem. I wonder if it could be the sensor which
plugs into the oil gallery? Bob K in PHX, AZ.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Durwood B. Darbin" <dhckdkcsk@hotmail.com>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 5:29 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] NO OIL PRESSURE! HELP

> Hello list,
> I was driving my truck today and the oil pressure gage would go from 30
> to 'ZERO PSI' and back up to peg out the 30 PSI side then go back to ZERO
> and then 30 and on and on and on.  I have a 235 high pressure system ,60
> PSI,.  I talked to a garage and they said that they would drop the oil pan
> and clean out the 'sump?' for $160.  That means that I will get a bill for
> over $300 because they will find something else wrong.
> My question to the list - What can I do to check out the oil pump?  I
> the oil filter container and started the engine and no oil squirted out so
> that tells me that there isn't any oil coming out of the engine.  Could
> 'sump' be clogged?  Can I clean it by forcing oil backward through the
>   What to do?
> Please help -- I can feel the DTs coming already.
> Durwood
> 51 Chevy 1/2 ton Deluxe 5 window
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