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lubrication system

Quick question please. I have a 1926 Durant Star coupster and there is an oil pressure gauge. It does not register when running. I have disconnected the oil line from the pressure sensor port, started the engine and oil comes squirting out. Not excessively but come out. I've heard that the lubrication on these straight 4 cylinders is based on the splash system and that the oil gauge more than likely will not work. Just asking if this is true for this old car as it is with the 1926 Ford model A, or is the an oil pump somewhere? Thanks for the help.

Where Are You From? Colorado

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

Re: lubrication system

This should answer the question, from our Aftermarkets on oil pump parts.
Model A Ford 1928 - 32 had a pump. Model T 1908 - 1927 oil is circulated inside the engine by a combination of gravity, splash, drip, and centrifugal force.

oil-pump

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 sedan made by Dominion Motors

Re: lubrication system

Thank you for the reply sir. Good information but I guess im trying to ask does the stock 26 star engine have an oil pump or is it lubricated solely with gravity,splash,and drip, and if it does have an oil pump where in the heck is it? :relaxed: Thanks again.

Where Are You From? Colorado

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

Re: lubrication system

The info you received was totally wrong. The Continental engine has an oil pump driven at the rear of the camshaft and is mounted on the back of the engine. The oil is pumped, at about 30 pounds, through the hollow cam shaft, through passages to the cam bearings, down to the crank journals, and then to the rod bearings. The timing chain and gears are lubed from bypass oil from the relief valve located on the front of the camshaft.

Where Are You From? Texarkana, TX

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

Re: lubrication system

Mark,

I am thinking that you could be confused with our 4 cylinder Durant model A-22 ('22-'26) those engines have the dipper/splash with a grapevine distributation system with very low residual pressure from a low volume external gear pump...Oil pressure at guage is 3-5 lbs (if you are lucky)

Where Are You From? Leavenworth, WA / Yuma, AZ

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

Re: lubrication system

Thanks guys. Looks like I have some digging around an engine to do. I really appreciate your help, all of you......Mark

Where Are You From? Colorado

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

Re: lubrication system

Any chance someone could submit a foto showing me exactly where the oil pump is on a 1926 Durant Star coupster 4 cylinder? Thanks everyone.

Where Are You From? Colorado

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

Re: lubrication system

That part page is out of Leaside 1938 catalogue. Here's the Durant US counterpart.

Can't find anything on Google search showing the W4A / W5A engines giving info or exploded view. Perhaps a DMACer can point Mark in right direction where to get his hands oily on his pump.

US-Oil-pump

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 sedan made by Dominion Motors

Re: lubrication system

Thank you Norm

Where Are You From? Colorado

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

Re: lubrication system

Mark,

Go into our tecnical page, then click on the Model 40 repair manual...That will have the W-5 engine repair with drawings.

Where Are You From? Leavenworth, WA / Yuma, AZ

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

Re: lubrication system

Thanks Bill. Page 107 shows fig 77 of the oil system at back of block on this pre 1927 Star engine.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 sedan made by Dominion Motors

Re: lubrication system

Thank you Bill. I truly appreciate all of you. This is a new project for me. I rescued this car from an idiot who wanted to chop it up and make a rat rod out of it. s again you guys are amazing....Mark

Where Are You From? Colorado

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

Re: lubrication system

Hi Mark. sometimes when a motor is worn out the oil presser drops You might try using a heaver oil like 40 weight or even a 50 weight , Bert

Where Are You From? american canyon cal

Do You own a car built by Durant? three

Re: lubrication system

Thank you Bert. I'll give it a try.Anything to try to avoid pulling that motor.

Where Are You From? Colorado

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

 

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