Posted by Ken Dunnington [220.127.116.11] on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 at 00:35:54 :
In Reply to: Zero oil pressure at idle posted by John Malone [18.104.22.168] on Saturday, July 06, 2019 at 12:11:44 :
I had an IHC 345 that when hot, idled with 0 psi and the pressure picked up as rpm went up. It was this way when I got it and it was this way when I sold it. This engine otherwise ran fine for the years while I had it. Now, these engines had a known issue with cam bearings over time and this engine was likely not rebuilt and was a minimum of 25 years old at the point I attained it.
I'd not be very happy with a recently rebuilt engine showing the same symptoms, as I imagine you are not. But something similar perhaps going on in that excessive clearance somewhere other than rods and mains is allowing pressure to bleed off at idle. ?
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