Re: Can a clogged oil filter cause low oil pressure?
Well. i went with chevron 10w30 and a $7 bosch oil filter. I am trying to clean the system out.
So far i have put under 50 miles on the truck since I did the oil and LIM gasket, valve cover gaskets, new hoses (all of them)plugs wires air filter fresh coolant, pcv valve etc etc. I bought a case at costco for 20 bucks. I wanna run it another 50 miles, change it, do the same thing maybe a little more miles and then go back to what i have been using since i have owned the truck, 10w30 mobil BLENDED oil.
I live in phoenix so it RARELY gets remotely close to freezing, and it gets real hot outside, 100+ F. Engine temp is normal...just under 210? on the gauge.
OH, when i changed the oil filter i noticed it was much heavier than usual, so i poured out some of the sh*t in it and it was ugly, coagulated dex-cool and black oil. last oil change was about 4k. No noises no metal flakes on the drain plug. i even ran a larger magnet through the drained oil, found nothing.