Dropping oil pressure
Yesterday I noticed a drop in oil pressure. Today I was tuning, and over about a hour of doing this I watched the pressure drop about 20 psi. Sit around 40 when driving, drop down to about 30 at idle. Should be around 50. Until I figure this out SSExi is grounded. This is how the last engine was lost.
First thing I'm going to do is drop the oil pan and inspect the screen on the pick up tube. My thought on that is that it'* getting clogged up over time. When I shut it down the pressure will be higher then when I shut it off. I'll be getting on this early next week when I have off work. I needed to replace the oil pan gasket anyways.
If that don't fix the problem then I may have a defective cam. I'll cross that bridge when I get there.
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