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No Oil Pressure To Rocker Arms On Chevy Monte Carlo

2003 Chevy Monte Carlo v6 3400. I replaced the cylinder heads everything is ok but oil doesn’t seem to travel up threw the the push rods.

ProTech:
Are you checking this with the vehicle running?

Yes with one of the valve covers off. One of the rods are shooting oil up threw real good.

If there is debris, or you didn’t clean the passages of the pushrods out well when you did the work, that will limit the amount of oil coming up through them.

I took the rods out one by one and blew threw them but you are saying it can still be clogged makes a squeay noise.

You could also have possibly tightened the rocker arms too tightly. That will restrict the oil flow as well. I’d recommend removing them and starting over. Check the passages again and then reinstall the rockers. Also, if you oinly were cranking the engine for a few seconds then stopped because of this problem, it  may take linger to get oil up to the rocker arms, especially if the engine sat for a while before reassembly.

Will do, thanks!


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