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Old 07-22-2006, 02:48 AM   #1
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So everythings hooked up. I tried starting the motor but Im getting no oil pressure (nothing out of the oil feed line either). There is oil in the motor, and the motor wont stay on by itself (can be kept on with throttle) any ideas?
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Old 07-22-2006, 03:04 AM   #2
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you should first prime the engine before starting. I had to crank mine for about 45 seconds to get pressure to the head. If you have an oil pressure gauge wait until you see a blip from it so you know you have pressure. Then start it.
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Well we cranked it a few times but not for 45 seconds, ill try that tomorrow, thanks Mr. Floyd. Any other tips?
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Alright I cranked it for 45 seconds but still nothing, again the motor will come to life and die right away (without oil pressure)
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vac leak on the motor.
can't say on the OP.
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Old 07-22-2006, 02:20 PM   #6
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Disconnect the coil pack so you won't get spark. Put in a autozone mechanical oil pressure gauge, so you know that it's not your stock opg messing up. Then crank till you have oil pressue, if you don't get oil pressure, bigger things going on.

You DO have oil in the motor, right? :gay:
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ANd the afm is hooked up, right?
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vac leak on the motor.
can't say on the OP.
Well dying motor i can deal with, dead no OIL pressure is osmehitng I cant.
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this is the first start after what? A turbo install or an engine swap?

i'd tend to think you forgot to plug in the pressure sending unit.
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no we check its plugged in (turbo) and no oil from feed line
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Disconnect the coil pack so you won't get spark. Put in a autozone mechanical oil pressure gauge, so you know that it's not your stock opg messing up. Then crank till you have oil pressue, if you don't get oil pressure, bigger things going on.

You DO have oil in the motor, right? :gay:
Alright I know what im doing today (yes theres oil)
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You didn't happen to knick the oil pickup line when tapping the pan (if you tapped the pan that is)?
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I did tap the pan I dont think i did, i was extremely careful not too. I can take the tap out and check.
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**** ME!! I dont know how I did that. Salvagble? What do i do now?
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what material is that can i just throw a bead on it?
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damn that sucks, I dont know what it is. I want to say brass, but i think thats just because of the color of it since its oil stained.
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**** ME!! I dont know how I did that. Salvagble? What do i do now?
HOLY ****!!! if you hit what I think you hit while drilling,your in for a shitload of work to replace the oil pick up tube.
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nah, rough it up and JB weld it. She'll hold.
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nah, rough it up and JB weld it. She'll hold.
I'd try that before pulling the engine
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nah, rough it up and JB weld it. She'll hold.
thats what im thinking
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