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04-18-2009, 01:54 PM #1
low oil pressure when stopped
I have a 96 K1500. Just replaced the motor with a reman 350. For the first 50 miles or so I had no problems. Now, whenever I come to a stop, the oil pressure drops and check gauges light comes on. If I put it into neutral and rev it to 2k pressure comes back up, but stopped in drive it just won't keep the pressure up. What are the possible causes?
04-19-2009, 03:55 AM #2
I had the same problem with my 93 silverado. The problem was that I was burning oil bad and the oil level was low--barely enough in the pan for the pickup to suck. Had an oil change and it went back to normal. Seeing that you just put a fresh motor in, dont think that could be your problem.Brian
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04-20-2009, 11:49 AM #3
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Very strange to have thin on a fresh motor.
I am having exact same issue, but my motor has 160K on it.
Insidently, i've just dropped off my truck to get a new (to me) motor installed.
After some research, i desided that it would be cheaper this way.
since you have a new motor, I would go back tot he people who rebuilt it and tell them about your problem. This isn't supposed to happen on a fresh motor.
Good luck with it.
04-20-2009, 12:13 PM #4
I bet you dont have enough oil in it, or maybe something wasnt correctly checked, like main bearings.99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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04-20-2009, 01:04 PM #5
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Many rebuilt/reman motors aren't so great. There is a guy here who brags he can put a rebuilt one in your vehicle for the sales tax on a new car.
He can, but some last just weeks.
If you have the $$ the best bet is a Goodwrench-most are new, and just a few hundred more than brand X rebuilds.The TBI 5.7's are under $2000 delivered. The carbed pre 1985 are about $1600 delivered. 96-99 fancier FI (SPI ??) 5.7 are $2250 delivered. The 5.3's are pricier>$3500+- still much much more affordable than any other brand.
Bring it back to the installers.
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