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Offline Richvw18

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oil pressure? how much oil?
« on: November 16, 2016, 01:54:54 pm »
hi all.

what would be the easiest way to check my oil pressure. I've taken the belt off the charger and oil feed pipe to charger and let the car run for a couple on mins to see how much oil the charger is getting.... to me it doesn't seem much at all....? any ideas anyone.

im guessing the oil pump will need replacing if its too low.



Offline Jezza-7

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Re: oil pressure? how much oil?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 10:13:03 pm »
Easiest way is to get an oil pressure gauge and plumb it in, but from my experience, when the charger feed is off it certainly shoots out everywhere.

I have a stack oil pressure gauge I’m looking to sell if your interested?

Offline Richvw18

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Re: oil pressure? how much oil?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 12:21:17 pm »
Hi jezza. Ye. The oil just trickles out of the pipe just a steady stream of oil... not sporting out crazy like.

Would you say I need a new oil pump then..?
And how much you wanting for the gauge..? Do you have everything with it to plumb straight in...?

Regards rich.

Offline RyanC

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Re: oil pressure? how much oil?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2016, 09:07:04 am »
You should have a far amount coming out the feedpipe. dont just change the oil pump though I'd check the pressure first