View single post by terryhowarth
 Posted: 06-23-2011 01:58 am
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Joined: 03-02-2010
Location: Canberra, Australia
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Hi all, I should have updated my problem months ago with the low oil pressure. As it turned out the PO had NEVER installed an olive into the pipe pickup at the block, all he did was ram some 1/2" plastic pipe down the oil pickup pipe and seal it with a piece of garden water hose & nut over that and sealing goop of some description. Then to top it off, a length of coiled metal spring about 12" long was shoved down that to stop the plastic pipe from being deformed by the engine oil heat. I removed the lot, fitted a new olive and nut and hey presto NO more oil pressure problems. might be worth checking it out as I'm sure there is more than 1 moron in the world.