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Customer: I have a 2003 ford explorer with 4.6l v8 engine. I just replaced the timing chain ( chain, tensioners + guides ). I cranked the engine while the cam covers were still off, and I have very little oil flow on the passenger side. I'd like to know where to look for any sort of blockage.
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Customer: yes
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Customer: i tried an oil "flush", changed oil + filter, still low flow...
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Customer: i'm worried that a piece of plastic from the tension guide somehow is blocking something
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.
Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose). I normally log in after 3 pm central. Please make sure to let me know exactly what is needed from me so I can provide EXCELLENT 5 STAR service. The left cylinder head (drivers side) is fed from a drilling into the supply passage feeding the main gallery at the front of the cylinder block. The right cylinder head is fed from a drilling into the rear of the main gallery. Main gallery pressure is reduced as it enters the cylinder head galleries through fixed serviceable orifices, located at the upper part of the feed passages. It is this reduced pressure in the cylinder head galleries which feeds the camshaft journals, the hydraulic lash adjusters and the primary and secondary timing chain tensioners.The camshaft lobe and roller followers are lubricated by splash created through valve train operation.The passenger side head oil first comes in at camshaft journal for cylinder 4.A restriction in the journals is your likely source. I would remove that cam and blow out each port first off. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------On your screen at the top you should see a rating 1-5 stars and a green submit button. Please make sure to select one and press submit. I am not compensated by the website unless a customer rates. Rating only pays me from the deposit you have already made, it does not charge you more, nor close the post. Also all follow ups are free and welcome.Thanks Chris
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.
Hello again Chris here,1) When customers come to Just Answer the website and the experts want them to have a great 5 star experience.2) We also want them to be so pleased that they come back for future needs.3) I have the feeling you were not pleased with my help because the post was not rated and or you need me to help more. If so please do reply.4) I have an option for an additional fee to upload diagrams, repair guides, find a repair facility, or call you if that would help. Thanks Chris

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