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Old 11-13-2005, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
kyfiremama
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96 mustang 3.8

i bought this car and within 24 hours i lost all oil pressure, so i changed
the oil pump. that wasnt the problem, the car will lose pressure then start
knockin cause there isnt any oil getting to the motor, what could be the
problem?

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Old 11-13-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 96 mustang 3.8 - oil pressure drop

"kyfiremama" <kyfiremama@yahoo.com> wrote:

> i bought this car and within 24 hours i lost all oil pressure, so i
> changed the oil pump. that wasnt the problem, the car will lose
> pressure then start knockin cause there isnt any oil getting to the
> motor, what could be the problem?
>
>


wow! are you SURE the pickup tube isnt cracked?

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Old 11-13-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 96 mustang 3.8 - oil pressure drop

what is the pickup tube? can u explain what i need to check or check out
please. thanks

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Old 11-13-2005, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 96 mustang 3.8 - oil pressure drop

Backyard Mechanic wrote:
> "kyfiremama" <kyfiremama@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>>i bought this car and within 24 hours i lost all oil pressure, so i
>>changed the oil pump. that wasnt the problem, the car will lose
>>pressure then start knockin cause there isnt any oil getting to the
>>motor, what could be the problem?
>>
>>

>
>
> wow! are you SURE the pickup tube isnt cracked?



or clogged?

What did the inside of the engine look like? Sludgy? Clean?

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Old 11-13-2005, 09:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 96 mustang 3.8

kyfiremama wrote:
> i bought this car and within 24 hours i lost all oil pressure, so i changed
> the oil pump. that wasnt the problem, the car will lose pressure then start
> knockin cause there isnt any oil getting to the motor, what could be the
> problem?
>



Sounds to me like the problem is the person you bought it from. In
the same situation I would have brought it back to them.

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Old 11-13-2005, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 96 mustang 3.8 - oil pressure drop

kyfiremama wrote:
> what is the pickup tube? can u explain what i need to check or check out
> please. thanks
>


That would be the tube that the pump sucks the oil through from down
in the oil pan, but isn't that pat of the pump?

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Old 11-13-2005, 09:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 96 mustang 3.8 - oil pressure drop

WindsorFox <windsorfox@NOSPAM.cox.net> wrote:

> kyfiremama wrote:
>> what is the pickup tube? can u explain what i need to check or check
>> out please. thanks
>>

>
> That would be the tube that the pump sucks the oil through from
> down
> in the oil pan, but isn't that pat of the pump?
>

quote:
....in the 3.8 V6, on the other hand is on the 'outside' of the timing
case cover, like the GM 3.8's. It's two interlocking gears that sit in a
cavity that a plate bolts over. Four bolts, two gears and mine's done in
about an hour ...... unquote

So changing the oil pump doesnt automatically allow inspection of the
pickup. Have to pull the pan for that.

By the Way... this should have been posted in the alt.autos.ford
Newsgroup it's a 'ford' systems problem

TalkAboutAutos doesnt allow crossposting, I tried.
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Ancillary: IF the problem is sludge-clog, I bet this was a
'low-milage', high seat-wear car. Meaning a short-trip car and the
previous owner was lax in maintenance.

OR was a commute car and the owner was both lax in maintenance and THEN
went to Jiffy-Lube when he DID change oil.


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Old 11-13-2005, 15:02   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 96 mustang 3.8 - oil pressure drop


"Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote
> By the Way... this should have been posted in the alt.autos.ford
> Newsgroup it's a 'ford' systems problem


Whoa there BYM, maybe the OP didn't know that, and it is still on topic
since it IS a Mustang.
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Old 11-13-2005, 16:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 96 mustang 3.8 - oil pressure drop

"66 6F HCS" <69ta_mustang@comcast.net> wrote:

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> "Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote
>> By the Way... this should have been posted in the alt.autos.ford
>> Newsgroup it's a 'ford' systems problem

>
> Whoa there BYM, maybe the OP didn't know that, and it is still on topic
> since it IS a Mustang.


I aint throwing blame or scolding... it's just for future reference
purposes

see my sig.
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Old 11-14-2005, 14:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 96 mustang 3.8 - oil pressure drop

"66 6F HCS" <69ta_mustang@comcast.net> wrote:

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> "Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote
>> By the Way... this should have been posted in the alt.autos.ford
>> Newsgroup it's a 'ford' systems problem

>
> Whoa there BYM, maybe the OP didn't know that, and it is still on topic
> since it IS a Mustang.


So...tell her where the pressure bypass valve is and how to get at it.

see below. she has a weird problem

The point being that There's a couple other guys on there that dont come
on here.

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