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oil pressure 4 months 1 week ago #38224

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Can someone give me info on oil pressure readings...just got my blue 1979 on the road...had our first outing yesterday ...i will put some pics up.

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oil pressure 4 months 1 week ago #38228

The gauges are notoriously inaccurate and so don't rely on the information you get from them. If the oil light goes out that's good as it is on a separate system, the gauge (assuming the info is good) should read around 4-5 bar. My engine was completely rebuilt and the gauge only ever shows 3 max. At tick over you may not even get a reading.
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oil pressure 4 months 1 week ago #38234

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Thanks for that...just nervous on first couple of outings

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oil pressure 4 months 4 days ago #38259

After putting my x19 back together I found that the oil pressure gauge dropped off when it was ticking over, and I panicked and switched off the engine! I checked the oil pressure by disconnecting the HT coil lead and cranked the engine over and the red light went out ok! After this I ordered a new oil pressure and gauge switch from Claire at Eurosport and fitted both at the same time as the originals were probably 30 years old !

I also found that the dashboard must have a loose or bad connection as the gauge stopped registering and I had to tap the dashboard to make it work?

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oil pressure 4 months 2 days ago #38275

Hi Steve I ran my car today and on high tickover (choke on) and was getting about 2 Bar oil pressure as per the attached photo!

Hope this helps?
Jon G
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oil pressure 4 months 2 days ago #38276

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Mines about 5.5....looks healthy

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