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Question: oil pan

jseremba

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1989 Blue Z51 6 spd Manual Transmission
Hello Everybody,

I own a 1984 4 plus 3 Corvette. I just removed the camshaft and found two lobes round. I have the new camshaft in. My question is "should I remove the oil pan and clean it, so that the camshaft fragments do not cause me problems. Can I do the bearings with the motor in the car.
My oil pressure with the car warmed up is always 10/12 psi. I was thinking of not using synthetic oils in the summer. Or should I be replacing the oil pump and other parts.

Thank you
 

catbert

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Sounds like the motor may be tired. How many miles? If the cam and bearings are shot, I'd take the motor out to do a decent rebuild, but I'm a little conservative that way, and I hate to do major work with the motor in the car.
 

jseremba

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1989 Blue Z51 6 spd Manual Transmission
Sounds like the motor may be tired. How many miles? If the cam and bearings are shot, I'd take the motor out to do a decent rebuild, but I'm a little conservative that way, and I hate to do major work with the motor in the car.

Frankly if I had three grand, I would be rebuilding the motor. I will run it as is for a while and hopefully rebuild it next year.
 

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