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techtalk:ih:oil01 [2019/06/27 03:36]
hippysmack [Low Oil Pressure]
techtalk:ih:oil01 [2019/06/27 03:45] (current)
hippysmack [Low Oil Pressure]
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   * No oil to the top end:   * No oil to the top end:
     * Make sure the rubber grommets on each end of the stock rocker feed lines are not partially plugging the ends of the rocker feed lines. \\ Then remove the allen-hex rocker spindle plug from the front exhaust rocker spindle, at the right-hand side of the rocker box. \\ Oil should come out there if you have flow with the engine running. ((Hopper of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=831522))     * Make sure the rubber grommets on each end of the stock rocker feed lines are not partially plugging the ends of the rocker feed lines. \\ Then remove the allen-hex rocker spindle plug from the front exhaust rocker spindle, at the right-hand side of the rocker box. \\ Oil should come out there if you have flow with the engine running. ((Hopper of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=831522))
-    * You can also use that same plug hole to install a barb and clear hose to visually inspect for oil flow. \\ {{:​techtalk:​ih:​oil:​checking_for_oil_flow_at_the_rocker_box_by_chevelle.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by chevelle of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1625333&​page=2))+    ​* You can loosen or remove the 1/8" NPT pipe plug from the right side, front corner of each rocker cover. \\ With the engine at idle, you should get a small amount of oil plopping out (not shooting out like a fire hose). ((IronMick of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1625333&​page=3)) 
 +    ​* You can also use the same 1/​8" ​plug hole to install a barb and clear hose to visually inspect for oil flow. \\ {{:​techtalk:​ih:​oil:​checking_for_oil_flow_at_the_rocker_box_by_chevelle.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by chevelle of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1625333&​page=2))
     * Check the pinion shaft to bushing clearance to the specs in the FSM. \\ If the fit is overly loose, this condition will not allow oil to be transferred up the lines at low speed. \\ Oil will just be bled out into the cam chest until RPM sends and over-runs more oil than can be spilled at the bushing.     * Check the pinion shaft to bushing clearance to the specs in the FSM. \\ If the fit is overly loose, this condition will not allow oil to be transferred up the lines at low speed. \\ Oil will just be bled out into the cam chest until RPM sends and over-runs more oil than can be spilled at the bushing.
       * If the fit is out of spec, you'll need to replace the bushing. ((Hopper of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=831522&​highlight=crankcase+pressure))       * If the fit is out of spec, you'll need to replace the bushing. ((Hopper of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=831522&​highlight=crankcase+pressure))