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Old 11-30-2013, 12:42 AM   #1
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Low oil pressure and ticking

Hey guys, after finally getting all of the intake gaskets replaced and heads machined the 98 3.8 Camaro is doing better but far from perfect. Now that the cooling system is in check it seems to be running at a good temp; however the oil pressure drops to between the 1st and 2nd tick marks when engine is warmed up and there is a very noticable ticking noise. It seems to come and go with no set pattern. Where do I start? This engine has been a PITA
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Hey guys, after finally getting all of the intake gaskets replaced and heads machined the 98 3.8 Camaro is doing better but far from perfect. Now that the cooling system is in check it seems to be running at a good temp; however the oil pressure drops to between the 1st and 2nd tick marks when engine is warmed up and there is a very noticable ticking noise. It seems to come and go with no set pattern. Where do I start? This engine has been a PITA
dude. oil pump is slowly dying or you have sludge.
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dude. oil pump is slowly dying or you have sludge.
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How many miles?
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Exactly what happened to me was ticking 3 days later oil pump blew and engine grenaded
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