I've build my own Engine. And I have been pretty pedantic about it, but nobody is perfect. ;) It was sitting on the bench for a while before i was able to put it in. (3 Months)
1330 A+, 12G940 Head, Cooper S Oilpressure relief valve and Spring, uprated Oilpump, Mechanical Oilpressure Gauge, Center Oil Pickup, no Oil cooler connected yet.
I started it yesterday for the first time had it running for about 5-10min. It ran like a champ only the fitting in the Block for the mechanical Oilpressure Gauge was leaking.
So i got a new one today fitted it and started the Car... I actually didn't even Check the oilpressure at first because i was busy with keeping it running.
It ran for probably 20-30s before i noticed that the gauge showed no reading. Immediatly Stopped the Car. So i took the spark plugs out again and checked the following things:
Things i checked:
0. Checked Oillevel
1. Oilpressure gauge working, reacts when you blow into it
2. No blockage in the line or the Fitting
3. Took the fitting out, Oilgallery stays dry when you turn it over with the Starter Motor (only tried for a couple of seconds)
If the Oilpump would be working there should be oil in the galleries right?
Any Suggestions what it could be? And what i can check before i take it out again and what i could try?
To be honest, I am pretty devastated.