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Oil Pessure? #51621 Oct 6, 6:12am Oct 6, 6:12am
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Oil Pessure?
I just got my A-pillar gauges installed, air/fuel & oil pressure. My oil pressure is at about 55 psi, untill i hit lift and then it goes down to 7psi. Does that sound a bit low to anyone else??? If anyone else has an oil pressure gauge let me know what your says at lift. rice


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Re: Oil Pessure? [Re: joylover24] #51622 Oct 6, 8:00am Oct 6, 8:00am
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My car idles a 18-20psi pressure. freeway driving (3500rpms) is around 60 psi. When i hit lift, it only increases, i think around 80? 7psi sounds scary low. Do you have a digital oil p. gauge? Mine is the lunar series, which is mechanical. So i have a live oil line running to the gauge. My friend with the cobra sais you should always have 10psi to every 1000rpms. Our engines run higher than this I imagine do to compression. 7psi is NOT GOOD...


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Re: Oil Pessure? [Re: joylover24] #51623 Oct 6, 8:29am Oct 6, 8:29am
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Yeah, 7 psi is ridiculously low. Sounds like something is either wrong with your engine or your gauge.

Re: Oil Pessure? [Re: joylover24] #51624 Oct 6, 8:57am Oct 6, 8:57am
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that isnt good, my cobra runs that much fuel pressure eek Seems you need an engine rebuild, or your gauges are not functioning properly. I also have a question? why do you have an oil pressure gauge anyways? Seems your car isnt in need of monitoring the oil pressure, none the less, it sounds like an uncalibrated gauge or a faulty gauge to me. best of luck getting it fixed thumbsup


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Re: Oil Pessure? [Re: slowgt] #51625 Oct 6, 12:31pm Oct 6, 12:31pm
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I just heard from my toyota tech, what it does, is when i hit lift the oil pressure goes to readjusting the cam timing. My tech check it out and he said that it is working perfectly. thanks for all your help.
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Re: Oil Pessure? [Re: joylover24] #51626 Feb 16, 11:13am Feb 16, 11:13am
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joylover24,
How hard was it to install the oil pressure gauge? I don't know where to tap it into the engine block.

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