Oil Pressure

Submitted: Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 19:52
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Hi all i have been wanting to ask this question for a while but keep forgetting it i have recently got my self a patrol ti 1993 Mod

I am wondering under normal driving what should the oil pressure gauge sit at ?????????????????????????????????????
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 20:14

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 20:14
gday gunnie.
i have a petrol patrol and mine usualy sits between 3-4 kg line
new job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 20:19

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 20:19
Yup mines the same.... usually 3, occasionally 4, but I have some VDO gauges to go in when i get motivated...

Dont trust the 10+yr old Nissan 1's
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 22:22

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 22:22

bummer for you about Fraser - been reading that byline for weeks

Hope u can go somewhere elseRick (S.A.) - ' It is better to travel hopefully than arrive'
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Follow Up By: relaxed QLD - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 22:24

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 22:24
Hey Truckster,at lest you got guages, all I've got in the gu are idiot lights. When they come on,its usually to late. I'll have to get myself some proper guages one day.
Diamond, sorry you had to postphone your trip, but I suppose no job, no mon, and no fun. There's always next year mate.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Saturday, Jul 05, 2003 at 01:12

Saturday, Jul 05, 2003 at 01:12
Diamond what's life if you can't fulfill your dreams.
They must have offered you a bundle to get you to give up the hols.
Maybe you get to retire sooner then have noth'n to do but wander, wonder 'n fish. Good luck with the new job.Carpe Diem
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 22:34

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 22:34
Same, same as long as the gauge moves I'm happy I've given up worrying about where it actually sits, I know the engines good. Ranges between a smidgen over 1 ish to 4 doesn't matter what time of the day it is or what I've been doing, Truckster has the best idea puttig new gauges in, I'm a bit short on real estate at present. Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: David N. - Saturday, Jul 05, 2003 at 09:05

Saturday, Jul 05, 2003 at 09:05
I have had good VDO gauges (full swing oil and oil temp) for about two months now in my GQ TD42.
When hot, oil pressure ranges from 130kpa at idle to about 380kpa at revs. This often bears no resemblance to what my factory gauge says! (It's still fitted.)
Specs say 294- 394kpa at 3000RPM
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Saturday, Jul 05, 2003 at 11:16

Saturday, Jul 05, 2003 at 11:16
When I bought the G60 the Oil Pressure Guage showed about 1/4. After I rebuilt the engine it didn't show much difference. Then it dropped down into the red. I tried to replace the sender unit but couldn't get it to budge. I figured that it was the sender anyway as I have had no trouble in the 70,000km since the rebuild. So in the end I disconnected the lead and I don't worry about the oil pressure. Too easy!Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: crowe - Saturday, Jul 05, 2003 at 19:46

Saturday, Jul 05, 2003 at 19:46
Hey Gunnie,

unforntunately i have the DX which means no gauge, light only.

Installed a pressure gauge last weekend as had my doubts about the light, it seems that when at idle (warm) gauge sits on 20psi and around 50psi when running. Not sure what the conversion is to kg. I was astonished to find that the light turns off after started when the new gauge gets to about 5psi, light is set to low presssure, real low.

This probably doesnot help much but would recommend that get extra gauge for piece of mind plus its another extra gismo to keep you occupied on long drives. My was only $50 and took 1 hour to install.
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