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post #16 of Old 05-05-2013, 12:28 PM
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What a drag

Is your bypass spring shot?

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post #17 of Old 05-05-2013, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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I doubt it. It's pretty tough to get the cap that holds it in to start due to the pressure from the spring pushing against it.

'81 Scrambler AMC 304 Rear Dana 44 Front Dana 30
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post #18 of Old 05-05-2013, 01:32 PM
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That sucks. I was hoping it was something easy.

A heavier oil will probably gain you a few pounds, but that's a temporary fix.

I think it's time to drop the oil pan and find out what's going on. Hopefully it's just a clogged pickup, and not bad bearings somewhere.

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