Mud in my Veins
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Re: replacing 5.2 with 5.9 in 96 RAM
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the oil pressure if going nuts its higher sitten at a light then when runnin at 2300 rpm goes up an down with breaking
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mine was doing that awhile back... i had gunk on the oil pump pickup screen and in the oil filter. if you think about what's happening, that makes sense. i'd pull the pan and look for gasket material and anything else that might be clogging the screen, which is very possible because you've had motor work done. my problem showed up after i put on a new timing chain cover, and apparently some of the old gasket material got down into the oil pan. also make sure you're not using a FRAM filter, those can give you strange problems too because of their cheap construction (cut one open sometime, it enlightened me). sorry to hear of your misfortune, but good luck on the swap!