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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:46 pm 
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So on Friday morning I finally got around to installing the gauges that some people may remember I was having difficullty with from FordMods.com Version 1.

Anyways, the Oil Pressure Gauge measures it in LBS/in2 (I think, actually I'll check in a minute). And it goes from 0 to 100. Now after driving around for the last 2 days with it, I've noticed that it can be anwhere between 35 to 45 - depending on if the engine started cold, driving on the high way, etc....

Now my question is, at which points do I start to worry that there the oil pressure is too low, or too high? And where is the ideal pressure?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:51 pm 
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Just checked and mine is measured in 'Lbs/in2' for the aftermarket gauge.
I went and started Mom's EBII Fairmont, it was still warm, her factory gauge goes from 0 to 7, and when I started the car it was reading 3.

O, there both 4.0L I6's.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:11 pm 
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when it drops to ZERO thats when u worry LOL

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:34 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
when it drops to ZERO thats when u worry LOL


I've still got the original Oil Pressure Switch in there aswell, so a light on the dash'll come up too... :P

 

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mm so u have t piece? with the oil pressure sender for the guage and a oil pressure switch for the light?
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Disco Frank wrote:
mm so u have t piece? with the oil pressure sender for the guage and a oil pressure switch for the light?
wtf


That's right. The Sensor sends the oil pressure to the aftermarket gauge, while the original switch on the other side of the T-Peice adapter sends a signal to the original dash to turn a light on if there is a problem with the oil pressure. I kept the original ssytem or dummy light in incase the aftermarket one is inacurate or something... It's always good to have warning if somethings going wrong - although they do say that by the time the light is on your engines already stuffed...

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:15 pm 
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ahh top stuff not realise you had aftermarket gauge

 

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Your mums guage is in Kpa and your guage in in Psi. There is around
6.89 Kpa to 1 Psi.
My book say's that an EF should a minimum oil pressure of 280 Kpa at 2000 RPM with hot oil.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:05 pm 
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Your mums guage is in Kpa and your guage in in Psi. There is around
6.89 Kpa to 1 Psi.
My book say's that an EF should a minimum oil pressure of 280 Kpa at 2000 RPM with hot oil.


Cheers for that kempster1, so 280 Kpa is 40.638606676342525399129172714078 Psi, since I've seen mine ranging from 35 to 45, it's about right I guess... Thanks again.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:06 am 
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Yeah sounds about right TWR. You'll see it go much higher than that and much lower as well.

 

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