Get more Tips, Specs and Technical Data!

Did you know... this Forum is a service of the Studebaker Drivers Club? For more technical tips, specifications, history and tech data, visit the Tech Tips page at the SDC Homepage:
See more
See less

trouble with the 37 again

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • trouble with the 37 again

    on starting, I have 40# oil pressure. after about 10 miles it drops to about 2 and white fog comes in side the car. The engine starts to over heat, going to 190.[:0] after sitting for about 20 min. it's back to normal. This just started. it was rebuilt 4 years ago, and except for the electric problems you guys helped me fix things were fine.
    any ideas on this problem? [?]
    Thanks for any help

  • #2
    Often white smoke is caused by coolant that is finding its way into the combustion chamber, usually via a blown head gasket. The fact that your temperature rises is indicative of a blockage of some type where the coolant is not being circulated. This could be as simple as a bad thermostat or be a bad radiator, clogged jackets, etc. Overheating and an oil pressure drop often go hand in hand.

    I would check the oil and the radiator to see if they are clean or reveal contamination from the other.

    Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

    Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

    Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.
    Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

    The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

    �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

    For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

    "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"