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Old 02-23-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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have a 1996 bonneville the oil is not getting to the engine, any ideas why
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what do you mean, you have no oil pressure?
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Vehicle has 80 lbs oil press. Not coming thru push rods to valve train
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How often is your oil changed...your passage ways may be gummed up with sludge..
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lifters and pushrods are last so if you actually have 80lbs at the sensor sounds like you have a blockage in one of the passage ways i dont know that much about the internals on a 3800 hopefully someone else will.
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ive seen lifters gum up and keep oil from reaching the push rods and rockers (happend to me) and its from the oil not being chaged often enough.
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lifters are not gummed up passage ways are clear.
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is there lifter noise ?
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Oil pump could be going bad..IIRC the sensor is on the bottom of the engine so it may b working just enough to cover the bottom but not enough to push it up top
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If the lifters are filling up then it should be climbing the push rods, that'* where the oil goes after the lifters. I guess it'* possible all the push rods are clogged. have you tried using some seafoam in the oil? That should clear any sludge. Just make sure you do a oil change after the seafoam.
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