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 Post subject: oil pressure
Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:40 am 
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after giving the car a flogging (due to not having a working clutch - to and between breakdown/mechanics/welders) i payed a lot of attention to the guages and sounds.

i've never really checked the oil pressure guage but when paying close attention it seems to fluctuate.

at idle it sits on/very close to the second bar (half way) but when giving it some juice (eg. 1500/2000 rpm in neutral) it goes up to between the third and fourth bars (3/4-4/5 of the way)

just wondering if this is normal, it never caught my eye before i was looking for any potential trouble.

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 Post subject: Re: oil pressure
Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:57 am 
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northerlythechamp wrote:
after giving the car a flogging (due to not having a working clutch - to and between breakdown/mechanics/welders) i payed a lot of attention to the guages and sounds.

i've never really checked the oil pressure guage but when paying close attention it seems to fluctuate.

at idle it sits on/very close to the second bar (half way) but when giving it some juice (eg. 1500/2000 rpm in neutral) it goes up to between the third and fourth bars (3/4-4/5 of the way)

just wondering if this is normal, it never caught my eye before i was looking for any potential trouble.

cheers


Revs of engine is proportional to gear drive revolutions of oil pump..Thus more revs in neutral your oil pressure should rise a little. Generally a low km motor won't show as much difference on the gauge, compared with a high km motor especially if the oil is old.....

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 Post subject: Re: oil pressure
Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:27 pm 
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well with my oil guage some times it will sit half way or near the 7 area or when it at idle at lights or something it will sit really low then when u drive off it will go back upto half way again. it changes everytime u started the car up. the car has only down about 14,000kms since rebuild EL XR6.
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 Post subject: Re: oil pressure
Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:30 pm 
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thanks for that fellas
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 Post subject: Re: oil pressure
Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:33 pm 
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my ba sits on 2 bars at idle and 4 when doing 60 or so suburban driving. i think thats normal.
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