When passing a vehicle the other day my oil pressure dropped quite low now its about 60 at start up but once its warmed up its dangerously low.
The other day while passing another vehicle my oil pressure dropped very low so low that it cut the fuel pump off. I was able to get it back started and get the mile and a half home taking it easy now when I start it the pressure is fine to high but once it warms up its at about 18-22 when driving and and about 2-7 when at a stop once its really warmed up recently I changed the head gasket so I looked all around it and the valve cover gasket and no leaks oil level is where it should be but went ahead and changed the oil and filter just cuz thought that would be a cheap fix and it was time to do it about anyway.
The person b4 me that had it really slacked on the oil changes which was evident when I took the head off and had to clean out all the gunk around the rockers push rods etc. I have heard the oil pumps in these s-10 are " bullet proof and almost never die out so am I looking at a possible clogged screen or something more serious like a rear main bearing or something.
Also the last time I was on here it turned out to be the timing chain and tensioner and the fuel pump to totally unrelated things went out at the same exact time? What are the odds so those have both been changed to in the last month along with 4 out of 8 push rods when I did the head gasket cuz they were showing sighs of wear are the tops where they meet the rocker arms all the advice I can get would be greatly appreciated. Ohh and somebody said something 2 me about a oil pressure switch does that control the pump in any way on my 2000 chevy s-10 2.2 auto rear wheel drive?
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 AT 7:13 PM