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Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 8:25 pm 
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the oil pressure guage on my el ghia is playing silly buggers. The gauge has 7 incriments but no actual numbers. Sometimes it sits at bar 6 constantly (mostly when cold), other times it sits at 2 when its idling and then up to 5-6 when i accelerate away.

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Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 8:28 pm 
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Thats about what they do.

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 11:12 am 
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hey mate, that's cause its their job as CJH said.

when you're @ idle oil pressure is low, when you're accelerating its high.
just make sure it doesnt sit on the line JUST above the orange square down the bottom, and if the light and alarm come on stop immediately.

this is also why ford got rid of this style of gauge in the AU, so many ppl called up with this very concern

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 11:21 am 
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it just seems so foolish to provide a guage without calibration... the fools are still doing it with the boost guages on the typhoon.

Thanks for the advice.

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 11:46 am 
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As said, I'd be much more worried if it never moved, considering oil pressure should change depending on what the engine is actually doing...

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 2:28 pm 
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Mine sits on 6 in 5th at 100, and about 3/4 on idle.

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 6:55 pm 
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The MaDDeSTMaN wrote:
As said, I'd be much more worried if it never moved, considering oil pressure should change depending on what the engine is actually doing...
dont forget that a lot of car owners (not referring to the OP here) wouldnt know that, and seeing a needle fluctuate would have just plain freaked them out.

 

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