seattle##gs wrote:No way to know without a teardown. So the choice is to get the oil flowing and see what happens or the long expensive process to tear it down and inspect/replace parts. On the plus side, the current owner contacted the 2nd owner about the engine noise. The 2nd owner refunded $1000 so that will go a long ways.
seattle##gs wrote:In his oil feed line to the motor is the common inline check valve, that will go immediately. It was doing the jobb and the oil tank was full to the top. The down side is the crankcase had not wet sumped and kept the bottom end lubricated.
concours wrote: " False sense of security. The faucet washer/crank seal can be failed, but scavenge will be observed. Get a gage.
seattle##gs wrote:I do not know how many miles were on it after the check valve was fitted.
I do not know who makes the valve but it is a small plastic piece with a clear band. approx one inch long not counting the spigots. I seen several of these.
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