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Old 02-08-2010, 11:55 AM
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no oil in top end of pontiac 400

recently bent pushrod on my pontiac 400 replaced it and fired it up without valve cover on it (30 seconds) and didnt see any oil.factory gauge is showing normal pressure but not getting any of it up top.now i've heard it takes awhile to buildup but didnt think that it should take that long??

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recently bent pushrod on my pontiac 400 replaced it and fired it up without valve cover on it (30 seconds) and didnt see any oil.factory gauge is showing normal pressure but not getting any of it up top.now i've heard it takes awhile to buildup but didnt think that it should take that long??
You would expect to see oil out of the p-rods by 30 seconds.

Where is the oil pressure gage sender/fitting located? Is the valve train noisy?
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You would expect to see oil out of the p-rods by 30 seconds.

Where is the oil pressure gage sender/fitting located? Is the valve train noisy?
Thanks for responce cobalt327. The valve train wasnt noisy and there was oil puddled up on head. I am not sure were sender fitting is located but i will check that tonight.
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maybe its losing oil around the distributor housing in the block?

just an idea

i dont know
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