1990 Dodge Dakota looses oil pressure when idling

Tiny
MICHELEWHATLEY
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  • 1990 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES
Over a year ago, had blown headgasket, shop said that truck ran too hot and had problems in the motor and motor would not last a year, well, truck is still running, but it looses oil pressure when idling, wether waiting on a red light or turning a corner, have replaced oil with non detergent 40 grade, but is there anything else I can do?
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 AT 11:32 AM

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Tiny
JACK42
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Drop the oil pan and replace the pump and pick-up. Might have debris in the pick-up tube from when the heads were done, sometimes small pieces of material and engine gunk can fall into the engine and cause it to plug. Have you installed a manual gauge to verify that it is losing pressure? Aside from that. Valvoline straight 50w racing oil is pretty thick
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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 AT 7:59 AM

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