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Oil pressure worry gauge


daverclasper
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Hi. My oil pressure readings are good by the gauge when running and ok at idle, though someone mentioned that if it flickers at idle, it's a symptom of low pressure.

My car has a bit of uneven idle, so assume the pump will pulse the pressure (though should it drop accordingly?). My gauge flickers at idle (around 700 rpm).

Cheers, Dave    

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sleep easy Dave  dont see that as a problem,  remember the only spec is at 2000 rpm  40 -60 psi there are no specs for idle other than the 6-8 psi of the low pressure switch 

some gauges need to be damped often done by squashing the feed pipe(metal ones)  to make a restriction 

but i wouldnt worry 

Pete

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