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Old 09-16-2012, 11:39 PM
Screamintrashcan Screamintrashcan is offline
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I did that to a chev 350 a few years ago, ran a clattering eng w a bad oil pump, about 70 miles, wife had rolled the orig vehicle, and I put the eng in another unit. Changed the pump, a real pain, with a 'hi volume pump' which, I believe has a tougher relief spring than stock, and sold that unit after many, many more miles, and still see it every so often. What I didn't care for after that pump change, was that the oil press gauge went off scale high before the eng was at operating temp, but stayed around 70 while warm. I'd change the pump, simpler, cheaper, and considerably quicker. UNLESS your crankcase was low on oil by more'n a quart when this happened. Worth the risk, in my opinion. that eng of yours has a lotta life left in it, mileage wise, if its been treated reasonably well.
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