My 496 just got wet in the Daytona today but am having issues.
Oil pressure hot idle 65-70 lbs. pressure is fine till 34-3500 rpms then it drops to 25-30 and I get out of it and oil pressure comes right back. Running a cast mercruiser pan with the pick up 3/8 off bottom. Wix racing filter.
Orig I was told its a 7 qt pan but others have suggested it 8 qt?????
I've tried running 7qts plus filter and tried adding another qt to make it 8 and problem now happens at 3000-3200 rpm.
I'm thinking pressure bypass is failing , bypass in the filter is failing , or crank is drowning in the oil causing the the oil to foam?
Any advise as I'd like to run the boat the rest of the weekend!