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Old 03-08-2006, 19:41   #1 (permalink)
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Oil preesure ?

I have an 81 bronco with a 351m and when i get off the freeway or drive for awile withuot stopping its got a rod knock and my gauge always reads on L or so. i did a oil pressure test a i got about 66-68psi at idle and revin it up its about 70psi is that high? Is that something i should worrie about? O its got 10w40 in it. Thanks for any help you guys san give me
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:10   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Oil preesure ?

I had a 428 PI that would get 100 psi with a heavy duty oil pump. The pressure you mention is about right for a stock oil pump - neither too high nor too low. Sounds to me like the problem is the sending unit - not the pressure.
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While your oil pressure doesnt seem to seem to be a problem, the rod knock you describe would potentially be a very major problem requiring an overhaul.
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