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8N oil pressure drops to 0 in tight turn down hill
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Paul Brown    Posted 06-21-2004 at 11:02:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Is this normal or do I need to fix something? I assume that the oil moves away from the pick up and comes back as soon as the turn is complete. It immediately returns to 30 after a second or two. The oil is up to the full mark on the stick. Any ideas? I really appreciate the help.......thanks!


Bob    Posted 06-21-2004 at 12:06:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
The 8N oil pickup tube, surrounded by a screen, is visible from below when the large oil drain plug is removed. It is centered above the drain hole. They are known to crack, or the solder holding them to the pump casting is known to break loose. If you drain the oil, and try to wiggle the tube, it should be held fast to the pump, and not move much, and be near the bottom for efficient oil pickup.

Of course, as someone else has suggested, you may have the wrong dipstick, and be low on oil.

Anyhow, your loss of oil pressure id not normal. I have an 8N, and have operated it some ridiculous angles without any loss of oil pressure.

Bob    Posted 06-21-2004 at 12:09:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

The oil capacity spec for the 8N is 6 quarts. I can't remember if that includes enough oil if the oil filter housing is drained for a filter change.

Ron/PA    Posted 06-21-2004 at 11:37:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very first thing I would do is make sure I have the correct length dipstick. Too long and you run too little oil.
Next I'd open it up, before I lost an engine.

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 06-21-2004 at 11:32:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think you should only turn right until you get this problem fixed.

JDK    Posted 06-21-2004 at 11:28:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like pickup problem,screen may have come off or be gooked up.Should not happen in normal parameters of operation.Definitely needs looking into.

Salmoneye    Posted 06-21-2004 at 11:27:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
The advice to go to and then find the Ford N board is the best bet...

It sounds like you are at least looking at a loose or cracked pickup tube for the oil pump...

EngineerJoyce    Posted 06-21-2004 at 11:18:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I suggest you go to the YT Magazine link, and look for the Ford 8N forum. The guys there know LOTS about your specific machine.

Clod    Posted 06-21-2004 at 11:05:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
We just completely overhauled a Prkins engine from a Cat backhoe that was used on a creekbank pointing downhill..It wiped out all the bearings.If its not steep hills ,Maybe your pickup tube fell off,,But becareful when you loose pressure.It is costly.

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