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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Smack in the middle of Illinois
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If the oil pump is bad, you won't have any oil pressure - the dry oil filter concerns me - oil goes from the pump into the filter before it goes anywhere else - if it's not getting to the oil filter it's not going anywhere else.
The oil pump is two sided - the high pressure low volume side pumps oil from the tank, through the oil filter to the various parts of the engine - the low pressure high volume side pumps oil from the engine sump to the oil cooler and then back to the tank.
Easy to check for pressure, but messy - get into an open area where an oil spray or pool won't hurt anything; take the oil filter cover off and stand on the LH side of the vehicle - start the engine - oil should shoot out of the lower hole near the outer edge of the filter cavity - no oil, shut the engine down immediately! Oil is supposed to enter the filter cavity, pass through the filter from outside to inside - once inside the filter, it is pushed into the center of the oil filter cover where it is directed into the hole above the hole where it enters the oil filter cavity. From there it goes to various parts of the engine.
Did you have the clutch cover off when the top end was rebuilt?