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Low oil pressure plus knocking sound = not good

Posted by Alpine Steve 
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Steve R
Concord, CA, USA   usa

Crap! My 73 has very low oil pressure at idol and a knocking sound that is coming from the lower part of the engine. The oil pressure is below 10 psi at idol and rises up to about 45 psi when I rev it up. The knocking sound gets louder too as I do that. I'm thinking rod bearings. I'm going to pull the pan and take a look later.

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Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   usa

Steve,
45 PSI and knocking is really bad news.sad smiley Hope the damage isn't too comprehensive.
Best of luck,
Paul

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