Engine Mechanical problem
1980 Chevy Malibu V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 0
I just got my short block back from the engine builder and have installed the the following: oil pump (brand new Melling HV), brand hydraulic roller cam and roller lifters, new roller rockers, brand new push rods, new timing gear & chain, new oil filter & 20w50 oil, new aluminum heads. I tried priming the engine this afternoon and the oil is not reaching the rocker arms. BTW, my engine is a Mark IV 454 bored.060 over. What can be preventing the oil from getting to the top of the heads? Again, everything is new except for the block. Keep in mind I am working in a unheated garage but it did hit 60 degrees here today. Back to the oil problem - what do I check now? Is the oil to thick? Could it be a defective oil filter? At this point I'm stumpted. Please advise what I can do, or try, to fix this problem because I have a lot of money in this engine.
have the same problem?
Monday, March 3rd, 2008 AT 10:55 PM