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Re: [oletrucks] NO OIL PRESSURE! HELP

To: "William Schickling" <wschick1@twcny.rr.com>,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] NO OIL PRESSURE! HELP
From: "Bob KNOTTS" <raknotts@qwest.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 20:55:59 -0700
Sounds like cheap insurance to me. Did they actually RUN the engine? I guess
as long as they used lubricating oil, even light weight, you'd be alright.
Just sitting there the engine wouldn't be under much of a load. Bob K in

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Schickling" <wschick1@twcny.rr.com>
To: "Durwood B. Darbin" <dhckdkcsk@hotmail.com>; <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 8:12 PM
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] NO OIL PRESSURE! HELP

> Durwood,
> One thing I found this fall from the local "Express Lube" place was they
> have extra light oil that they will push through the engine to clean out
> some sludge. I usually change my own oil but at only a buck a quart to run
> through the engine, it seemed like a deal so I did it. They let me watch
> what came out when they did it. It was disgusting.
> They drained the oil and then pumped a couple quarts through. When it
> started to run fairly clear they let it drain some more and then filled
> engine with new oil.
> I don't know if it really did any good, but my oil pressure is better and
> the engine runs like a sewing machine again.
> I have a 1940 216 with no remote oil filter. The kids at the oil change
> place freaked when they couldn't find a filter. :)
> Unless someone comes back and says this is total bunk and I fell for the
> biggest scam in the industry. What can I say I am gullible. :)  I plan on
> doing this for the next couple of oil changes.
> Bill Schickling
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
> [mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of Durwood B. Darbin
> Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 7:30 PM
> To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
> 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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