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Old 11-05-2011, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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7.3 no oil pressure

i have a 99 f450 i put a motor in from wrecked truck i bought it has no oil pressure at idle can rev up a little and it has oil pressure but instantly drops when i let of it also i very hard to start
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I'm not an expert here so i could be way off. Bad pump maybe? How high do you have to rev it to get it to normal oil pressure? Not exactly sure what the signs of a bad pump on these are but I've had a couple on old diesel tractors that acted that way when they started going out....
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How and where are you measuring oil pressure? Like redneckjake said, the pump is one possibility. Others would be the bypass spring, excessive bearing clearances, or a bad pickup.
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i removed sending unit from top of front cover and installed pressure gauge there. i seen truck engine was pulled from it had to be running when wrecked engine doesnt have blow by or any misses it busted the oil cooler and i swapped it over from my old one i also swapped out oil pump on crankshaft. to get it to start i have to fill housing full of oil where hp oil pump mounts. otherwise it just cranks over.
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Pull the LPOP out and inspect it for wear. Use this HPOP Manual an look at page 5 for LPOP inspections. Also look at the cover for wear as it effects the pressure too.


Replace it with a Melling LPOP

Like mentioned before, if you have clearances that are larger than designed, the oil pressure will not build. A rocker that is off or broken can cause low oil pressure at idle.
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