1997 Ford Thunderbird Q&A
1997 Ford Thunderbird Question: Oil circulation
I have a problem with the oil circulation on my 3.8l. The oil filter blew oil through the gasket for some reason so I replaced it. I then noticed the oil light was still coming on after refilling the oil and the engine still tapping and getting hot. I replaced the oil pump but still have the problem. Any thoughts? - kbofme
You replaced the oil pump? Mounted to the timing cover? Often times the oil passages can get debris in them if you are not absolutely clean clean clean removing the cover and cleaning the gasket material. This can really damage your engine, as even with the oil pump replaced your oil cannot circulate well. If you didn't have tapping, I'd look at the oil sender, but with the tapping, it's probably accurate. Doesn't sound optimistic. - DaveJHM
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