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Hi All....

First, I want to thank everyone who contributes to this forum. I sure have learned a lot.

I have a 1980 280ZX n/a with 40k mi. When I got it the oil pressure reading varied from 10-30 psi. Compression was good and the engine did not smoke. The seller said that he had a dealer check out the car and that the gague was bad. I felt that the low milage didn't support that so I lowered the pan and checked the pickup. It was clogged almost completely with flakes of plastic. The stuff looked like shiny material from the inside of a hose and wouldn't dissolve in paint thinner. I cleaned the pickup and replaced the pcv and vent hoses and now have 60 psi warm. The pan will drop enough to get the pickup out and allow you to wipe out the inside without lifting the engine. Hope this helps.

Joe in Indiana
 
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