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Old 01-06-2012, 02:39 AM
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What could cause 97 HPOP draining?

I have a 97 freszh rebuilt engine that won't start. Has started maybe 3 times over 15 minutes of trying over several days. I think my problem is the HPOP is draining to fast . It will drainback all the way over night . From my research it says that a 97 doesn't have a check valve but a stand pipe so what could cause it to drain?

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Old 01-06-2012, 12:15 PM
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So, it drains on its own with no cranking? Or, is it draining aftercranking? Did whomever rebuilt the motor use your 97 front cover? Cheers!
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:49 AM
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Good morning Patrick,
Turns out my engine was shot we went with a .030 over factory rebuild kit. I'm starting to wonder weather it was a good shop . Kit came with a lpop but the engine sat for a couple months and i don't know if he be lube it but I think the lpop is bad because I filled the hpop yesterday and it started for a couple of seconds but then died and the hpop was empty again. I assume the lpop is not filling the hpop correct?
Looks like replacing the lpop isn't that hard. Do u have to drain the oil?
Factory pump is cheaper than Advance which is better?

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andy
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:11 AM
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I'd go with the factory pump if you're going to eplace it. I think it's fairly straightforward and you'll have to remove the Crank Damper (and probably the fan/clutch, radiator, etc.). I imagine you'll also need to drain oil and coolant. Cheers!
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:05 PM
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Well you were correct fan needed to come out and it made it easy by pulling the radiator. Really starting to question the shop I used they put the pump in backwards slightly scorch the engine cover. I hate going back somewhere and telling them they our me $400 in parts for an error on their part . I got them a factory overhaul kit and the instruction's had a special page about the way the oil pump needed to face.
I guess that is why I turn my own wrenches. I'll keep you posted.

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