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low oil pressure

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 83PJW, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. 83PJW

    83PJW 1/2 ton status

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    i went to disney ok. this weekend and sort of dunked my engine in the mud. well some how water got in the engine. my oil pressure was low cause of the water oil mixture so i changed my oil and i still have low pressure (about10 psi at idle and 25 at 2500 rpm) i am going to pull my oil pan tomarrow and change my pump. besides that does anyone have any other suggestions and or pointers to give me? i am in need to save my 4th engine from self destruction. thanks alot.
     
  2. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    what kinda of pressure did you have before? how many miles on the motor? Maybe pull a few rod caps and a main or two to check stuff out....

    Chris
     
  3. 84K5cedric

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    isn't that normal? i'm no expert, but i thought 10 per 1000 rpm's was to be expected? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Yeah it is but you got to have at least 20 at hot idle.
     
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    That is what I have always gone buy/ben told, 10 psi for every 1000 rpm and never had any problems.
     
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    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    put some 20w50 in that bitch, or some straight weight like 30w or somthin, good luck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.

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