RE: [DML] Re: oil pressure [was: Speaking of Oil..]
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RE: [DML] Re: oil pressure [was: Speaking of Oil..]

With the correct oil 20/40 or 20 /50 and the right oil pressure gauge that I
sell and the idle at 900 or so you will normally hold about 30 to 40 lb's
hot at idle and around 70 to 80 above idle as bitsyncmmater said. 
If you run what the oil change places put in the cars it could be 5/30 or
10/30. At a 750 idle as the book say's hot you may not read any oil pressure
and who knows above idle. $36.95 for the correct pressure sending unit.
John Hervey

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
David Teitelbaum
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 8:46 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: oil pressure [was: Speaking of Oil..]

The stock oil pressure sender is not all that great. It will either
read very low at idle or pegged all the way up when you hit the gas as
you have noticed. Marty Maier sells a replacement that will make the
gauge read more correctly. I can forward to you his ordering info
off-line if you can't find it. I don't have it handy right now.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "bitsyncmater" <david.mckeen@...> wrote:
> My car holds at the line below the 80 psi mark.  Don't know what this 
> line represents, I guess it to be 70 or 60 psi.  At idle (750-800 
> RPM) it runs around mid scale (40 psi).  If I bump the idle to 900 it 
> shoots back up to the line before 80.
> So mine is very sensitive to the low RPMs.
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar <fhudkins@> wrote:
> >
> > Sorry to veer off track here, but how should I read the oil 
> pressure gauge?
> > 
> > According to the repair receipts, my car's oil pressure sender was 
> > replaced, but it's difficult to know what I should glean from it.
> > 
> > My oil pressure gauge seems linked to the RPMs. (e.g. it reads 
> almost 
> > zero at a stoplight, and jumps up when I hit the gas) Is that 
> correct?
> > 
> > (BTW, the Yahoo Groups search function is currently not 
> functioning.)
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Farrar Hudkins
> > #2613 (auto)
> > 
> > Dave Swingle wrote:
> > > I don't think 5W30 is a particularly good idea in this engine and 
> can
> > > usually tell when a car comes in with that in it - the oil 
> pressure
> > > reads way too low when hot.
> >


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