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 Posted: Jul 3, 2018 06:19AM
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Will do, only have weekends to investigate.Thank you for your reply

 Posted: Jul 3, 2018 06:17AM
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30 seconds at most, engine was loud shut it right down. Don’t believe there was any damage.

Thank you, Charlie

 Posted: Jul 2, 2018 08:00PM
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How long did you run the engine with no oil pressure ?
Worst case, you may have done the bearings...

 Posted: Jul 2, 2018 05:09PM
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OIL will get clear from settling if sitting too long especially a low viscosity oil. Two years it will. Dark sediment will be in the sump. Try checking the filter, it may be clogged.

 Posted: Jul 1, 2018 11:50AM
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Big Al, the motor sounded loud, and no oil was visible in the top of the motor, the truck has been sitting for a couple of years . So we are hoping it’s the prime. The gauge is mechanical and no visible oil , on the top? Gauge is probably good. Fingers crossed, it’s you 107 F real feel here today have to wait til next weekend! Charlie

 Posted: Jul 1, 2018 04:53AM
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You may be getting a false reading on your oil pressure gauge, remove the sender unit from the block and see if the hole is clear of gunk or any other possible obstruction
The discolour of the. Oil from the pan is puzzling but obviously a lot of sediment had collected there over time, when was the last full oil change?

the only other reason for this is if the oil pump pooched out, not an easy fix

 Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

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 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 12:06PM
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Thank you, after 1/2 a day of panic I saw the threads ! Will try the prime technics Thank you, Charlie

 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 09:07AM
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Assuming this is a Mini and not a Spridget, the dip stick oil is the same as the oil in the gearbox so it should all be the same color and condition.  I cannot explain the color change you observed unless the black was the residual old oil left in the bottom of the sump.

Don't drive the car or run the engine without oil pressure.

Use Google search and the search feature at the top right corner of this webpage to search for articles on re-priming an engine which has lost its oil pump prime.  It does happen so you will find lots of old threads on the subject with explanations of methods to re-prime.

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 Posted: Jun 30, 2018 07:11AM
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Uncovered the pick up today with a 1275 motor, started it up and no oil pressure, mechanical gauge, engine sounds loud, removed oil fill cap and found no oil getting up top. The oil on the dip stick is clear in color, and drained oil pan was black. Any Ideas ?? Thank you, Charlie