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Old May 14th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default How do you guys keep oil pressure on hills?

I lose oil pressure on hills all the time. I am going to try overfilling it by a quart next time I'm out, but is there a common solution? Is this a common issue?
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ummm not recommended to over fill your engine the pressure will change and blow out out of the PCV and cause gaskets to blow out.
the best way to keep the pressure on hills is to baffle the oil pan. take a old pan and weld some baffle plates in make sure you center the baffles to keep oil around the suction tube.
10 min of welding 15$ of thin sheet metal 20 minutes of drilling holes in said plate and your all done!
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try changeing your oil pressure sendind unit they do go bad i've had that on on my 97 wrangler. just a thought
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What engine? I never had any issues with my 22RE losing oil pressure. Ran it on its side, near vertical hills, never issues even when I rolled the truck on its sides. 3.0s have oiling issues though.
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Engine is a 22r in a buggy. I picked up some new oil, a bottle of HighTack, and a 51515 filter. I am told the 22r should hold 4.5 quarts with the stock filter. With the 51515, which I’m told is an optional bigger filter, and the turbo that is on it, I’ll put in 4.5 quarts of oil, and a half quart of HighTack for a total of five quarts. I’ll draw a line on the stick at this point (once the filter is full) for future reference.

The gauge is Mechanical.

It loses oil pressure on steep uphills. The dipstick reads right in the middle of safe. I really hope I don’t have to drop the pan and rebaffle it. That would mean pulling the engine, and I don’t have time for that right now. I am gone to work in Alaska and am planning a wheeling trip when I’m home for a week in early June. I don’t plan on pulling the engine while I am home. I guess I’ll see how the new oil, filter, and HighTack work when I get home.

Are there any factory dry sump systems that will work with these?
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