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Old 05-02-2004, 03:09 PM
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Oil coming up one side only..help!

More troubles with that 383 stroker yet! I had the heads rebuilt and am putting it back together now. This 383 is a recent 1500 miles all rebuilt 383 stroker 4 bolts main....it always consumed oil since day one at the rate of about 200 miles one quart..that is why I had the heads redone thinking the valves seals responsible.

I've just tried priming it with the drill and the pressure will come to about 60 psi and oil flow through the rockers but only on the DRIVER side..not a drop coming up the passenger side! I had it going maybe 10 minutes all together.

Now is this a problem I could have caused putting back things to gether wrongly or could it be it always ran like this since rebuilt ?I mean is it possible to think a motor running without heavy dammage while having oil one side only?

If it could have ran this way could it be this situation creating a very large volume of oil driver side under the valve cover that has the PCV fitted to then seeing it all sucked in whatever baffling it has?

Well I thought I was finaly going to see the darn thing running decently but it seems I'm not out the woods yet...

What should I do next apart throwing t out?

thanks, Ronald.

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Did you use a shaft to drive the oil pump without the distributor housing on it? If you did, the oil didn't get to the right lifter galley because the distributor housing wasn't there to complete the galley passage. Try priming it with a primer that includes the distributor housing.
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Did you use a shaft to drive the oil pump without the distributor housing on it? If you did, the oil didn't get to the right lifter galley because the distributor housing wasn't there to complete the galley passage. Try priming it with a primer that includes the distributor housing.
Ditto, Pump the engine up, turn the crank 1/2 rotation pump it up again repeat until the the crank has been turned 2 rotations. If still no oil, start taking things apart and find out why.
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I think you guys are right...I was using a Moroso priming tool..at the price they sell it one would think it should do the job right but that's not the case!

How important is it to prime it before restart? Couldn't I prime it enough just on starter?? There is a pressure switch that will not make it started if not reached 20 PSI.

thanks again.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by TVR383
I think you guys are right...I was using a Moroso priming tool..at the price they sell it one would think it should do the job right but that's not the case!

How important is it to prime it before restart? Couldn't I prime it enough just on starter?? There is a pressure switch that will not make it started if not reached 20 PSI.

thanks again.
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The problem with that is that you are making oil pressure your just not getting oil flow every where. You have enough pressure to close your safety switch so It'll keep running whether you're getting to the right side or not. I guess if you pull the power wire off of the distributor you could just crank the starter now that you're 3/4 preoiled. I tend to preoil it before I put the engine in the car just incase a problem comes up.
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... ok now I'm P.O.ed. I just spent money on one of the priming tools as well and they only prime one side?! WTF is the piont in having them then?!


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