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My 1992 Cabby is overheating the oil, it will go all the way to the end of the gauge and start making a noise that sound like if something was grinding. I stop, wait a few minute and then go again with no noise until reach the end of the gauge again. Any input? thanks

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  • Jaime Acevedo Mar 03, 2009

    Hey, thank a ton, that is in my line of though and I am already in the process of getting a new pump. Is there any other part that you think I should change in the process?

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Sounds like the oil pump may be marginal... Hence you're driving along with minimal lubrication, the metal-on-metal contact getting more severe as the engine overheats. then, just before seize-o-matic, you're hearing metal-to-metal contact.

I'd have this addressed post-haste.

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    Rob Mar 03, 2009

    Well, since it is an overheating problem (too), make sure the cooling system is in good shape, too. Adequate coolant, no leaks, water pump?

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