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Old 01-27-2013, 08:42 PM
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80+ oil PSI in new SBC

Fired up my rebuilt 388 chevy (350 bored .060 over and 3.75 crank) and it ran prefect but the oil pressure at 2500 was at 80 psi and would keep climbing the higher the rpms went. Got up to 4000 and she was close to 100lbs! we shut the motor down after this and had no leaks or other problems. Oil pump is in a package from summit which came with a 7 quart pan and a pickup. oil is straight 30w. no oil leaks or gaskets blowing out. just wondering if the relief spring isnt working or whats going on. bearing clearances are around .02-.03
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