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Old 10-16-2013, 12:52 PM
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Zero oil pressure will let the lifters collapse and make a heck of a racket. Unlikely you actually had zero OP without a lot of clatter.

I say it's a gauge issue. Check the connections, replace the sender, convert to a mechanical gauge.
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