Originally Posted by greenmoose92
a oil pump and a new crank kit i think not i've had motor that had 25lbs when they started up cold and they run fine its not 0 oil pressure and its not 5 lbs when hot idleing like i had in my last car as long as its got oil pressure i think i can deal with the ding ding ding
Well I can assure you that the "dinging" is the least of your problems here. I've seen 6 of these same engines in the last month with this problem now (including yours). I can tell you from my own expierence (mine is shot too) that it will get worse & if it does that estimate for the Crank Kit & Oil Pump will turn into a new Conn Rod & Block too. As when the bearing finally gives out it will take out the Conn Rod journal & or the Main Crank Journal too. Right now I quoted the "Cheap" fix. Trust me on this one, I work with alot of engines in a day at Work (Pontiac Dealership) & I've been in this business for over 25 years now too.
BTW: Yes, I'm an old fart! Just ask Willwren!