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Run some heavier oil... Something no one has asked, did you check the gauge for accuracy? Like with another gauge?
Remember too, if you only had an "idiot light" it would probably never come on. Drive it!
I have the stock electrical gauge which is actually a gauge and I also have an aftermarket mechanical gauge.

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Smokey Yunick did not put a oil pressure gauge on Fireball Roberts' race car in order to monitor the oil pressure on their Pontiac engines.

Smokey claimed Roberts would be too busy driving to watch an oil pressure gauge. So what if you had 10 lb oil pressure at 150 mph? You will know it pretty soon.
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Smokey Yunick did not put a oil pressure gauge on Fireball Roberts' race car in order to monitor the oil pressure on their Pontiac engines.

Smokey claimed Roberts would be too busy driving to watch an oil pressure gauge. So what if you had 10 lb oil pressure at 150 mph? You will know it pretty soon.
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Something to check when you get the pump off-a couple times I put engines together with new pumps and the regulator valve immediately got stuck in the pump body, those engines still had pressure but it was really low at idle but would come up to normal pressure as RPM increased. I started taking every pump apart and cleaning and deburring the regulator valve pieces.

One other big leak is if the rear cam bearing is not installed deep enough to cover the entire rear oil passage that runs in the #5 cam journal. Did that one myself many years ago, never forget to check now.
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Smokey Yunick did not put a oil pressure gauge on Fireball Roberts' race car in order to monitor the oil pressure on their Pontiac engines.

Smokey claimed Roberts would be too busy driving to watch an oil pressure gauge. So what if you had 10 lb oil pressure at 150 mph? You will know it pretty soon.
I would agree the driver is too busy trying to stay alive (or win) to worry about oil pressure.

I think back a few decades when we got black flagged at Riverside, Calif (another long gone raceway now mall) when the Ford busted a rod, the main shank hanging up the bore with the piston jammed in the bore and the big end still on the crank. This put a hole in the pan rail that was coating the track with oil but the engine held pressure and our driver seeing he had pressure decided to keep going in-spite of the noise and shake. Needless to say NASCAR officialdom was not happy with us.

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