its not a bad truck at all. 16 mpg highway with a tail wind @62mph.
Nice stainless exhaust. It has a nice little rumble. I had the EOD
trans rebuilt a few years ago so i'm a little upside down on value/cost
and would put forth one more effort to find oil pressure problem.
when cold oil pressure is fine (for a ford). I sould hook a gauge up
to OP sender so that I'm understanding #'s and not degrees of low to
if i do ten or so o-40 mph "dashes" up my street, oil pressure drops
to the extent the lifters pump down. I've not got a really good idea of
what I have done is let the truck sit for 2 months with kero in
engine. After dumping and putting in 5/ 30 ( idont wish to trigger a
oil weight debate) started it let it get normal temp and dropped this
oil, and then put 10 30 in, as im still not using the truck just trying
to flush it.
I am wondering if it could be decaying plastic timing gears (engine
has 170K mi) or sludge?
or oil pump? Once again the oil pressure is good on startup so i
wouldnt immediately think bearing wear. Any ideas?
THe ps is the oil pan cant really be removed without raising the
engine 13" so ive read so
it will be a big commitment to see that. I suppose timing gear wear is
possible, but now i wish i've done an otopsy on the old oil filter to
see whats been floating around down there.
Sorry for the long post i hope someone can help!