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My buddy bought my old truck a couple years ago and the oil cooler went out a couple months ago. Its been parked in my driveway ever since. Oil got in the coolant but doesnt appear that water got in the oil. We pulled the oil cooler off and assembled the new one. He put it on the next morning but couldnt get the last bolt started so it sat until I got home that night and finished it. Between sitting overnight with the oil cooler off and sitting two months with only about 2 gallons in it, obviously the reservoir needed filled. We filled it up and fired it up. Ran until it was out and we tried probably 8 times but still wont stay running. I have a hard time believing a serious issue developed while sitting. Anyone have some ideas?

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What year is this truck? If it is an early truck, maybe the oil pressure regulator valve parts fell out while you wre doing the oil cooler. The OP regulator is located on the backside (block side) of the filter adapter/header. The early trucks did not have this valve (as well as the filter bypass valve) held in by a snap rings (as the later 96-97 trucks did) and they tend to fall out during handling. Just a thought on my part. Cheers!

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Its a 94.5 engine. I dont recall seeing anything fall out at all. Unless it fell out in the bed of my truck heading to the shop to clean it in the solvent tank. Any pics on what it should look like?

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It doesn't get noticed many times. For some pics, see "this". Note: The one shown is the snapring retained type with the groove for the snapring (but you get the idea). Cheers!

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Thanks for the help. We pulled the oil cooler off and he felt and said theres nothing in the bore. We couldnt find the parts so hes pulling an oil filter housing off of a parts truck tonight.

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Keep us updated. It definitely won't build pressure with those parts missing. Make sure the new header/adapter has the regulator and the bypass valves intact if it is from an older truck. Cheers!

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