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Well I was idling my 76 FJ-40 today and when I looked into the valve cover it looked "dry/clean" I could see oil in there on the bottom but it made me nervous. The oil stick reads "F" and the temp gage is normal.

And do the 76 FJ-40's have a "knocking "sound to them? I adjusted the valves and there fine, It seams to be coming from the block, I think it was always there but now I’m paranoid.
Thanks for your help,
TimCA
 

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No oil pressure would be a sure sign, but the engine wouldn't last long. What is your oil pressure? If you are not sure about the gauge, get a mechanical one. 2Fs can make a little rod knock on startup when the oil pressure is low, but is should go away when you have pressure.
 

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The oil gage (I thought it was oil temp) runs just below 1/2. I can't here the "knocking" from inside the vehical, just if the hood is up and I'm standing there. What are your thoughts?

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if you didnt have to trim the head gasket to put the water pump on ,then the head gasket was installed correct.2f's do not normally make a knocking noise.How many miles on the engine? You can have good oil pressure and still have a rod knock.As far as looking in the filler cap to see if there is oil,most of the oil runs towards the back of the engine.Try using a steathascope and isolate the location of the noise
 

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JSH, the majorty of the noise is coming from the block, the part with the thin sheet medil with the x on it, below the valves. I did not have to trim anything but lookin at an extra gasket it looks to me that eather its on right or not. Now I'm realy confused... <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 
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