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Not getting oil on driver side of engine how can I fix this

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Just a guess but perhaps you have a plugged up oil port. You might try cleaning it out... I'd try an oil cleaner additive, maybe run some seafoam through the engine. If you are a good enough mechanic to determine that only part of the engine is lubricated then I am sure you have tried that stuff all ready. so maybe you are not getting enough oil pressure? bad oil pump?

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