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Old 10-29-2009, 07:06 PM
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OK, I put in a standard oil pump, set the pick up at about 1/4 of an inch from the bottom, put in 10W-40 oil and primed the engine and got about 50 psi on the gauge in the car and about 30 on the mechanical gauge hooked in near the distributor. Ran the engine in the garage and the lifters were noisy, but quieted down quick and all sounded good. Pressure in the car was 40 or higher at 2000 RPM and 20+ on the mechanical. I drove the car tonight and it went well until about a mile down the road, the lifters were very noisy. I turned around and went back. The pressure in the car never went below 40 at a cruise of about 35 MPH, but the lifters were very noisy and the pressure at the top was maybe around 5 at idle and 20 in the car. What's next as I am thinking it must be I got the wrong bearings or something. I am perplexed. Suggestions?
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