Billybob14

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losinging oil pressure
« on: July 09, 2017, 01:57:05 PM »
I have a 496 BBC at 5000 rpm I will start to lose oil pressure it goes down to 25 pounds. I have a 10 10qt pan and it is full of oil. at 3000 rpm it stays at 75 psi. I believe I am having a pickup problem. any suggestions on what it cld be ? also when I am at 5000 rpm for like 3 seconds then it starts losing oil pressure. Motor just staring doing this on the 4th. Motor has only 1 hour on it.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2017, 02:06:41 PM by Billybob14 »
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BoatsNhoes

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Re: losinging oil pressure
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 07:39:41 AM »
Sounds like your oil pump is loosing its prime , when the pick up tube is removed during rebuild the  o ring needs to be replaced . As you re install the tube coat o ring with fresh oil and press tube up into block until you seat it or it clicks and then you have it properly installed . Re install any remaining hard ware and should be good to go .


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Blue2184

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Re: losinging oil pressure
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 12:51:00 PM »
I don't think their is any o-ring on that pick up set up? Just a "kinda" press fit... you might be running to much oil and foaming the oil with your crank? Might try pulling a quart out and see how it does?


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bahner80

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Re: losinging oil pressure
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 09:40:15 AM »
I run 8qts. On my 10 qt. Pan never had oil psi drop below 40#
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gbborn

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Re: losinging oil pressure
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 09:48:10 AM »
Same thing happened to me pick up tube fell off and was floating around in    The bottom of pan


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