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Afer being driven 5-7 miljes my 99 tauras loses

After being driven 5-7 miles my 99 taurus loses almost all oil pressure .the lifters rattle etc.reduced power,rough idle.after sitting overnight the car runs like new.goodpressure smooth idle ,,no noise. the 3.3 engine only has about 70k miles on it.oil pressure loss seems to be sudden rather thhan gradual.

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I would have to say your engine is probably shot. The bearings are probably gone. It is possible, i suppose, that your oil pump is faulty. As soon as the oil warms up, and becomes thin, the rods and lifters start to rattle. The same goes for the oil pump, as oil becomes hot, and thin, it may not be pumping properly. I would try a used oil pump, and see if there is any difference before i wrote the engine off.

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