350 oil pressure problem - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-03-2010, 09:39 AM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Spanaway
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
350 oil pressure problem

My son and I have a 69 chevy truck with a 350. The motor has only 1,000 miles on it. It started making a tapping nosie like a rocker. We put a manual gauge on it and get only 30 psi on start-up and no oil gets up top. nothing from the push rods on either side. oil pump ?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-03-2010, 03:13 PM
DoubleVision's Avatar
Not Considered a Senior Member
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Heart Of Dixie
Age: 43
Posts: 10,733
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 19
Thanked 77 Times in 71 Posts
Sometimes it takes a while before oil makes it to the top of the engine. It`s very rare sbc oil pumps give any issues. 30 psi oil pressure is excellant at start up idle speed. Get a oil pump primer and reprime the engine until oil comes out of the rockers. I was adjusting a friend of mine`s rockers yesterday while the car was running and it was a while before any oil made it to the top of the engine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil Pressure questions RObs71Nova Engine 22 05-02-2009 01:45 AM
Chevy Small block, low oil pressure and ticking? Help.. Bowtie_Boy89 Engine 2 02-25-2009 03:52 PM
Is it no good to have a High volume oil pump? Calderone Engine 17 01-31-2008 05:26 PM
Chevy 350 low oil pressure @ 3500 RPM tjmr2 Engine 17 12-25-2006 07:53 AM
tbi 350 oil pressure sending unit problem HELP orangebaja Engine 3 11-07-2003 07:23 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.