Oil pressure and ticking sound 99 5.3 silverado

Asked by Mar 23, 2015 at 07:20 AM about the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 3 Dr LS 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I notice that my oil pressure gauge is
reading a little low. It usually sits at half,
and now its around the 1/4 mark. Also, I
started hearing a ticking noise from the
motor (I thought it may be a cracked
exhaust manifold/donut gasket) but after
researching, these two happen together
commonly and it may be lifter tap? Any help
is appreciated

2 Answers

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How is the oil level? Using the correct weight? Might be your oil pump starting to fail, oil pressure sounds low.

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I added 1.5 quarts about a week ago. Like any old Ls it burns oil

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