On 3800 3.8 when installing new oil pressure valve does the spring or piston go toward oil pump

Tiny
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  • 1996 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
  • 136,000 MILES
, old one popped out on me and did not see which way it was in
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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 4:28 PM

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Tiny
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The piston goes towards the pump then the spring.
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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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Are you sure?I put it in that way now I have no oil presure, before it was almost 70lbs
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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 5:55 PM
Tiny
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If the pump is dry put some vaseline in it then starat the car
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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 6:33 PM
Tiny
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Put vaseline in the cavitys. Not in where the piston goes.
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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 6:39 PM

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