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Tech- - Engine / Low oil pressure
« on: April 21, 2010, 01:00:21 PM »
I recently took my 65' Newport Sedan for a drive up to Scottsdale, On the way there I must have been leaking a lot of oil; I stopped twice and added 2 quarts. On the way back I noticed that the oil light was flickering on; this was despite the oil level being within the correct level. The next morning I added more oil and started it up; this time oil light remained on and the engine made sounds that I think indicate that I am running it without oil, loud clicking sounds being the most prominent.  I assume this would indicate a fairly sudden loss of oil pressure. I tried running it again with a quart over with the same results and I don’t want to do any more damage to the engine.
I am certainly no mechanic. Would I be correct in the following assumptions?
1.       The oil pump has stopped working.
2.       The oil pump pickup is clogged.
My course of action is…
1.       Drop the oil pan and examine and clean the pickup.
2.       Replace the oil pump.
The obstacles appear to be a steering linkage, my exhaust pipe, and the cross member. Will I have to loosen the motor mounts and jack up the engine to get the oil pan off? Is it difficult to get to the rear main seal while down there? Is there anything I am missing in my assessment?

General Tech / 65' Newport Windshield vs. 67' Newport Windshield
« on: December 21, 2009, 04:35:33 PM »
I have a 65' Newport Sedan, I found front glass on a 67' Newport Sedan. Are these compatible? I have been searching the forum and  I am not sure where I can find this information. 65' seems to have several one year only parts. Thanks!

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