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When I started my car (1962 Olds F85 with 215) yesterday, the oil warning light would not turn off. A few seconds later, a loud chatter sound be began in the upper valve train. I took off the driver side valve cover and saw one of the valve had more upward travel than the rest. I checked the oil level and it was full and clean. Would the oil warning light come on if there was a weak or broken valve spring or is a low oil pressure issue or is it both? Is the oil warning sending unit faulty? Is there an issue with the oil pump?
Hello, I’ve put up a couple of posts for my two cars (trying to learn more). I have a 1936 Buick special series 40 with 233 cube. I wanted to know, when I first start the engine cold, I get a high oil pressure reading of about 45lbs. (according to the gauge in the car) As the engine gets hot (1 hour drive, does not overheat stays around 180 degrees in summer) the oil pressure gauge goes to 30lbs at speeds around 45mph and 20lbs at idle. Is this anything to worry about? I am using SAE-30. No oil filter installed. Engine has no knock. Oil is dripping out of the valve train when I take off valve cover. Engine probably has around 92k miles has new rings, but not crank bearings or connecting rod bearings. Engine also was cleaned out really well...plus oil pump. Runs very smooth. Thanks Robert
I'm the proud owner of a 1927 Chevrolet. Shipped it to the UK 2 years ago and due to time pressures we've not been able to try starting it until last week. Amazingly the battery still took a charge, the oil looked clean, and we started it. Engine sounded healthy but we noticed very quickly there was no oil pressure on the gauge. Also when we checked the dipstick there was no sign of the oil being disturbed as it would if being thrown around the sump. Is there an oil pressure switch that might be stuck? How do we get to it (sump off?) Any other suggestions would be welcome. Regards, John Keith, Cumbria on the Scottish/England Border, UK Looking forward to Hershey.