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Username Post: Lubrication Troubles
gary635g 
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gary635g
Age: 81
Loc: Oldtown Idaho Yuma Az
Reg: 10-28-09
11-28-11 06:07 AM - Post#2162590    
    In response to Jack Crain

Very serious problem!!! A friend had the same problem with his 54 the guy that rebuilt the engine for him convinced Joe that 15 # is all that is needed,NOT SO FOR POST DIPPER OIL ENGINES!!! Full flow oil engines from 53 Power Glide engines on should have 35-45# of oil pressure.Did pressure loss come on quickly? Could be plugged oil pickup screen or leak in suction line to oil pump also oil pump releif could be stuck open, how about distribuyer drive of oil pump, have you had the distributer out? Major clearance issues with Main Bearings,Camshaft Bearings and Rod Bearings. Joe continued driving his until severe rods knocking finally convinced him to have it torn down. Several rod bearings were completely destroyed he was fortunate one did not break and go out side of block. Good luck and keep us posted on progress. Gary
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