Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Charleston, SC
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Re: Flopped it again
No flops in Attica, but one was pretty close on the EROC course. That would have been an endo instead of a flop.
The oil pressure thing was unknown, I now have it, but plan to drop the pan and replace the bearings (hopefully that's all).
I am also going to do some sort of external oil pump. Still doing the research. I have never had less than 25 psi at idle (when I have pressure), and usually have 50+ psi when running.
My oil pressure issues are mostly from being low on oil. I still really don't know how much oil my system requires. I am now thinking 10-11 qts.
I was thinking my pick-up broke, as I was hitting the last ledge pretty hard, and slamming down even harder. When we got it back over, I waited about 10 minutes, checked the oil and It started right up. Just a very slight puff of smoke.
Since the oil pressure didnt' come back, I just knew the pickup was done. II now know it wasn't that, just a ton of air in the lines. This is why I am thinking of an external pump. I also like that pressurized accumulator tank, that may be cheaper, and do just what I want... Not sure though..Either way, this was an expensive weekend..
We had a blast though, and I'm wondering when I can get back up there for another attempt at that ledge [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]