GU Oil Gauge

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 16:08
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G'day again,
Some of you may recall I've been working on the installation of an Oil Pressure Gauge in the GU.
Well I had it all in for a week or so and found that the pressure ranged from virtually zero up to around 80psi. The somewhat scary thing is that at very low revs, on occasions, the gauge was barely registering anything, but the standard oil light did not come on. This makes me think that the oil light will only come on when there has been a total loss of oil pressure within the motor, and wouldn't really warn me of any "low" oil pressure as such.
I've actually removed the sender unit for the time being and have given it to a local GMH mechanic (who mucks around with his lathe and stuff in his spare time), who is going to make me up a proper adaptor with the correct threads, out of steel, so that I won't have to have kittens worrying about whether the brass fittings will let go in a big way someday.
Cheers,
Roachie
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 16:29

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 16:29
Gawd, no wonder Mrs Pesty had to buy her own computer - she wouldn't have been able to get to the keyboard on the other one. Taken me half a day to catch up with all your posts now - you do any work today?
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 16:45

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 16:45
G'day Ruth,
Short answer to your question is: NNNOOOOOO. How can I be expected to do work AND participate in the forum at the same time. I have to get my priorities right, don't I?
How come you've been so quiet lately, anyway?
Cheers,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 16:53

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 16:53
WORKING!!!! (& bit under the weather).
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 16:57

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 16:57
Too many late nights? Have you been up til all hours reading all the guff the JW's sold you? LOLOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 17:01

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 17:01
Does Ruth know something about Mrs Pesty and Roachie....... I thought it was Mr Pesty and Roachie having intimate lunches.............

Do you have large queues in your industry Roachie?

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 17:14

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 17:14
Andrew,
Not sure about the "intimate" bit...LOL
He had to make his own cheese and tomatoe rolls.
In my industry we only have 2 queues. There is the close queue and the far one.....most people seem to end up in the latter. Sorry, couldn't resist that one...

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 17:51

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 17:51
No Roachie - put the paperwork from JW in the public laundry - more exposure for them and people have 35 minutes in which to read in peace. Andrew, is there something I should know?
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 00:35

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 00:35
MR pesty had to get MRS pesty a computer so he could have his.
And have a guess what roachie and pesty talk about over intimate lunches?
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 22:55

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 22:55
Roachie.
You said you screwed the oil sender in a hole near the front of the block, i suspect that this is not the main galery, so try moving it to the oil light hole and you will get the true pressure. Eric.
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