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I have a '67 FE-410 in my old T-Bird. The car basically sat for 5 years (starting the engine once in awhile only) before I got it and made it driveable (completely new brake system). Compression in all cylinders is 185-200psi. The engine runs great, but the guage in the car shows that the oil pressure is VERY low. This car is kind of a pile, so I wouldn't be surprised that the guage isn't reading properly, but how can I tell? How do I know if my oil pump doesn't work? Is there something I can look for or do aside from buying an aftermarket guage at Napa and hooking it up to obtain an actual number reading? Should I just replace it?

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Take the valve cover of and you should see oil running/splashing on your lifters and rockers. If you did not change oil, get a new one. If - expl. 20W50, this is too thin when hot, your preasure will be low on idle.
 
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