Blueprint Engine Potential Issue
I bought a Blueprint 383 crate motor with roller rockers back in Feb. 2015 and have put about 4k on it so far. It's a great motor, makes lots of power and has a great sound. I have two small issues with it so far:
1. The oil pressure runs high, 85 psi, and if I give it a little gas it'll go above 100.
2. The brand new radiator I installed is developing gunk around the fill neck, from what I believe to be a leaky head gasket. I'm pretty the engine is leaking exhaust gases in the coolant.
I sent an email last night and they had already emailed me back when I woke up. One of their techs called me this afternoon and was very helpful and is sending me a new oil pump to replace the possibly faulty one. I've heard they have great customer service and would like to keep you guys updated on what is going on and what the outcome is.
Here's a question. Should I replace the oil pump myself? Is that going to fix the high oil pressure? Also, should I have them send me to a shop? I don't mind replacing it, but I don't have a lift and from what I read, I'll have to lift the engine to get the oil pan out.
Any help is appreciated.