Originally Posted by rectangular
Is this something I can defer to after my 20-minute break in? I'll be checking the oil screen at that point too.
(I think I already know the answer to this...)
I wouldn't risk it, if the top end was starved of oil, so was the pump. The bottom is splash lubed, the pump is a metal on metal type of pump, it has to have oil to lube itself. It's one wasted gasket, take it apart and check it.