Here's the deal:
My early 99 ( build date 02/28/98 ) at 287K needed rebuilding. Purchased the Ford master reman kit. ( HIGHLY recomend it BTW if you have to rebuild) Had machine work done, reasembeled it, put it in. At first start-up it started just fine less the expected roughness. Drove it approximately 2 miles and parked it right back where I started to check oil, coolant levels etc. Next time I went to start it, it ran for about 10 seconds and died as if it ran out of fuel. Process of elimination led me to an empty HPOP reservior. I have plenty of fuel, just no oil.
Put in my time searching through the threads. I talked to a guy I trust at Swamps here in Nashville. I even paid a freakin $15 deposit to "ask one of the ford mechanics" in the adds you see on here. (didnt accept his answer
so I didnt't have to pay, pretty sure I knew more about it than he did.)
So ive pulled/checked the "quick fill valve" and filled the revervior manually about 5 times. each time it runs for about 8-10 seconds and dies again. Took the GP's back out and cranked and cranked and cranked...nothing. My rebuilder is confident he installed the LPOP with the side stamped "damper" out, and that the thread lock he put on the pick-up should be holding it.
All that leads me to this question. Assuming that the LPOP is installed correctly, the pick up tube is in place, and the quick fill valve is opperating properly...what ELSE could cause this beautiful pain in the A$$ of an engine to NOT be delivering oil to the HPOP reservior!?
A fresh perspective always helps, thanks in advance.
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