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Nissan KA24E rattle at start up

1992 Nissan pick up with KA24E motor. All the oil drains from the motor over a 2 hour period. When I restart the truck the lifters rattle for a second may be two the everything is fine. I know they had timing chain tension problems but that was resolved. I use the Nissan oil filter which has a check valve in it. Why is my oil draining away? Oil pump tolerance????? Nobody can answer this ??????

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  • ktenborg Jan 14, 2009

    Motor has 190k but this has been going on since 120k Compression is good, no oil leaks, doesnt burn oil nothing. the motor runs great when oil reaches it. where is the bypass spring. Do I need to remove the oil pump?

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    Nissans filter has the check valve but this doesnt help

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Ah the venerable napz motor extra coil extra plugs and a weak oiling system check oil filter bypass for coked stuck return spring...how many miles on motor? if crank bearings are failing no oil can get to top (warm metal things swell and make it less noticable)

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  • milespeed Jan 14, 2009

    the oil filter boss (what you screw the oil filter onto)contains the routing and bypass for oil to/from filter...someone makes a filter that doesnt leak back if i remember correctly..like it is a direct replacement for yours thats a standard chevy ph13 or something or fords ph8a... will research that again for ya

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