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Re: [Healeys] No oil pressure

To: Michael Oritt <michael.oritt@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] No oil pressure
From: sentenac.rw@gmail.com
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:09:27 -0800
Cc: Austin Healey <healeys@autox.team.net>
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Replace the oil filter.


On Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:50:26 -0500, you wrote:

>This morning I drained my old engine oil on my 100 and replaced the oil
>filter, then refilled the sump to the correct level and restarted the
>engine to check for oil pressure.
>After several seconds I became concerned when the oil pressure gauge needle
>stayed pegged.  I also have a low oil pressure warning light, the sender
>for which is mounted to the block at the point where the flex hose normally
>attaches and it is staying lit.
>By this time I had run the engine for at least 30 seconds and was becoming
>very concered, so I shut it down, removed the valve cover and disconnected
>the banjo bolt going to the rocker shaft, then restarted the engine--no oil
>is coming out of the bolt.
>Thinking that perhaps the oil pump lost prime I removed the flex hose from
>the coiled copper pipe gong to the oil pressure gauge and back-fed some
>engine oil, then reattached the hose to the line but on restarting again
>nothing has changed.
>Though this has never happened before I have heard of oil pumps not
>repriming themselves and/or taking a while to do so after an oil change.  I
>have already run the engine for at least a minute in the several restarts
>and am frankly concerned that serious damage may have already happened.
>Any thoughts or suggestions will be appreciated.
>Best--Michael Oritt

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