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 Post subject: Re: Oil Prs issues
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Thanks fellas.
"James" i will look into getting a mechanical guage like you mentioned. any ideas on best gauge to go for?? auto meter or somthing else?? if i ditch the billet spacer, where is the next best place to attach the sender for a mechanical guage?

autometer gauges are widely used because they are a good quality unit but on saying that i have been more than happy with my old cheap mallory mechanical gauge which i've been using for years, best bet is to get an adapter to come out of the oil press gauge hole on the oil pump that allows you to run 2 fittings, best bet is to talk to a mechanical trade parts shop like bursons to get the parts as should be able to help you. i can upload a pic of my setup on the torry to show you how i did it if you want aswell


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 Post subject: Re: Oil Prs issues
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:29 pm 
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if you look closely you can see how i have both a fitting for a gauge and a sender for an oil pressure idiot light coming off the adapter log on the pump
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Prs issues
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:07 pm 
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Hey Evil75.
if the offers still there, any chance i could borrow that mechanical oil prs guage for a few days mate?? Im heading to teh esc xmas party tomorrow if your going, otherwise i can pick it up some other time. trying to get the car sorted for the next cruise..
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Prs issues
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:57 pm 
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Hey fellas,
just wondering if there are any electrical guru's here.
I spent this morning trying to suss out this oil pressure issue, and ive fount that with the guage, when the car is running if i turn on the head lights, or put my foot on the brake it alters the reading on the guage. anyone know what could cause this? i checked the earth to the gauge, but just not sure where to start with this.
any help would be great.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Prs issues
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:53 pm 
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could be voltage drop mate. arsehole the elctric guage they tell lies. trust me im an auto elec i refuse to use electric.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil Prs issues
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:12 pm 
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cheers james. so is there anything i can change or check to see if there is voltage drop or are they just sh*t?
is there any way i can get away with not running oil lines in the car for mechanical or thats the only way?
besides not being legal for the street, id hate one to burst inside thats all.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil Prs issues
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:08 pm 
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you might be able to use an autometer isolator. if the line is teflon braid they are rated real high. is it factory guage?? check the voltage at the ignition supply to the guage and the earth at the guage and compare it to the battery voltage


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:40 pm 
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Guage is an aftermarket SAAS. will check the voltage like you said and see what it comes up with. cheers mate


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:33 pm 
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Been playing around with the car today to try figure out this oil prs gremlin.
Ive hooked up a mechanical gauge i borrowed to see exactly what the cars doing.
when i start it from cold, it goes straight to around 50psi and once warm fluctuates from 40 - 50 psi at idle.
Because i havn't had much to do with modified engines before this one, is this pretty normal readings or is it sitting a bit high?


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 Post subject: Re: Oil Prs issues
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:35 pm 
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SHOSLR wrote:
Been playing around with the car today to try figure out this oil prs gremlin.
Ive hooked up a mechanical gauge i borrowed to see exactly what the cars doing.
when i start it from cold, it goes straight to around 50psi and once warm fluctuates from 40 - 50 psi at idle.
Because i havn't had much to do with modified engines before this one, is this pretty normal readings or is it sitting a bit high?

40 to 50 at idle when hot is heaps mate and i wouldnt be too worried about the fluctuating, what pressure is it getting at revs?


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