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Recently installed hamilton 188 220 cam in my 02 ram, followed all breakin and install procedures and it decided after the 3rd and final lash sequence to Gaul and seize on 5 of the seven journals. Now I pull the engine and do a full rebuild! Dang it. 

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The gauge reading for oil pressure is a dummy gauge.  You can tell by just turning the key to on position ( not starting the engine) and you will notice the oilpressure gauge go to right in the middle of the range.  Since the oil pump is driven off the engine it is impossible ot have pressure without the engine running.

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1 hour ago, Me78569 said:

The gauge reading for oil pressure is a dummy gauge.  You can tell by just turning the key to on position ( not starting the engine) and you will notice the oilpressure gauge go to right in the middle of the range.  Since the oil pump is driven off the engine it is impossible ot have pressure without the engine running.

While I understand the dummy part of the gauge, I have never seen mine move until after start up. Just went outside and turned the key on and watched it just lay there for 60 seconds. 

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35 minutes ago, Mopar1973Man said:

Here is a eye opener for the stock gauge...

 

Thats the one I remember. What is that you are turning on and off? my ears are to bad to make that one out. I noticed it is killing the temp gauge also.

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@4500 rpm they require you to bore the block out and install bearings in all the journals, that's why I was asking. My assumption is you have an underlying lubrication issue somewhere down the line. 

Someone has a thread in here with a complete rebuild if you need any pics or ideas.

http://forum.mopar1973man.com/topic/9995-teardown-and-rebuild/?page=1

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