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Oil pump replacement

Well, about a month after I changed my oil, my oil pressure gauge started going a bit higher than it usually was. Then a few days later, it would drip down almost to the last notch in the gauge when running highway speeds. I read in the Haynes manual that it might be the oil pump.

Pulled the starter, removed the oil pan, removed the oil pump, and found a huge amount of little black, "Rocks," in the strainer. Cleaned them all out and flushed the strainer in some fresh oil, replaced everything, removed the center distributer wire and cranked the engine about a minute to prime the pump. Placed the wire back into the center and it starts and runs fine (although at this point, I'm only letting it idle in my driveway while checking for leaks).

HOWEVER, there's a bit of water dripping from the exhaust. Could that just be condensation, or a cracked water jacket in the engine?

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That is just condensation. Usually if you have a cracked water jacket you will get white smoke out of the exhaust rather than raw water\\

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