SO.... I got a PSI gauge for my oil pressure hooked it up and i kinda didnt like the 10 psi at idle. It also takes like over 4 seconds to build up any pressure at start up. I have a problem with noisy lifters at idle. Only during idle. And lately a new thing, timing chain rattle at start up, (Brand new timing Chain assembly 6000 miles). Only during those 4 seconds of no oil presure. So i thought they were related. Ive been researching about the oil pumps, and searching for a replacement.
I read the 280zx turbo has a "better" oil pump. I did some researching in the datsun forums and i have found it is common in the 280zx to have 10-15 psi of oil pressure at idle and 50-60 3000 rpms and above. The same as our ka24e pumps. so... i see no reason in switching them. Also found some right ups on here about upgrading the springs inside the pump with these part numbers; inner spring # 15133-e4620, Outer spring # 15133-22010. I cannot find these springs. Ive called my dealer, they say there not valid part number, and cannot seem to find them at courtesy nissans website or through google.
The only thing I see thats possible now is purchasing a new oil pump and shimming the springs, or buying the toga HV oil pump. Im really looking for A psi of 20-25 psi at idle. so keep the lifters from ticking. Some thoughts from ppl with knowledge/experience in the toga hv pump, 280zx oil pump, or who have upgraded there own stock oil pump, would really really be appreciated. Thanks