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perf-list Digest Wed, 21 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 085

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Re: [[small-list] Cooling an HP 302]
Re: Oil pressure problem

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Date: 21 Jun 00 21:56:41 EDT
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [[small-list] Cooling an HP 302]

"Brian A" hotmail.com> wrote:

> long and short highway trips but idle in the driveway it stays on about 225

> degrees during a 90 plus day.


*IF* your radiator cap is OK and the coolant is around 50% anti-freeze/water
then the boiling point would be roughly 255.



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Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 21:24:34 -0400
From: Brad mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Oil pressure problem

At 12:50 AM 06/20/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>
>I have a '79 F150 4X4 with a 351M and a C6 tranny. My problem is that I
can't maintain oil pressure. At start up I get about 45lbs on the newly
installed mechanical gauge, but upon warm-up the pressure drops to
12-15lbs. At 60 mph the gauge is reading 18-22lbs. I've replaced the oil
pump with a high volume pump but no help. The truck is "new" for me and I
am just getting started restoring it.
>
>The other question I have is any suggestion for engine swaps. I have a
351W with a C6 in another F150 that I am considering swapping into the 4X4.

I would say that if you have replaced the oil pump, and you know the screen
is not stopped up, then most likely you have some cam and main bearing
wear. probably should'vew pulled one of the main caps while you were doing
the oil pump just to see how it looked...

Brad



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