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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterj1974 View Post
    Hi Mike
    Pressure testing kit sounds good. Wouldn’t mind getting one myself. Which one have you got?
    Not sure of the exact one as it was a xmas pressie.
    But it's something like this..

    https://www.manomano.co.uk/p/engine-...ol-kit-1199773

  2. #12
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    Cool

    My Chevy 350 runs at 50 psi on tickover when cold dropping to 40 psi at 2000rpm when hot
    That’s according to my oil pressure gauge anyway
    CHRIS C - SW REP - Maisie (DB No.46)
    Diplomat and expert on French Motoring Tribunals

  3. #13
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    Does the oil pressure warning light come on if you have one fitted? At start up and on tick over pressure oil will be a lot higher until the engine oil warms 2 -3 bar until the engine warms and the oil thins.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8teB16U0LA

    Nice video with some good detail.

  4. #14
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    Don't mean to state the obvious, but have you checked for no/low oil?

    Graham.
    AK gen 1 delivered 05/05/17, on the road shortly!

  5. #15
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    Hello
    Did some checks over the weekend.
    Oil level is fine. Coolant looked okay - I use the AK coolant tank, it was about half full - so I added a bit more coolant.
    I bough an oil pressure test kit from machine mart - connected it up and was getting just over 4 bar when engine cold. Once it had warmed up to 80 degrees it was showing about 2.5 bar.
    So this seems okay to me. Was going to take it out for a run to see how it behaves but started raining so will do that next weekend if weather is ok.

    Cheers

    Pete
    Follow my progress here http://petesakcobra.blogspot.com

  6. #16
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    The pressure bar readings are spot on. So sounds like your gauge or pressure sensor is faulty. It's a big relief when you now know it's not a costly and time consuming fix.

  7. #17
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    I peter,

    Based on your other post about the oil leak, I think it is likely that your sensor is no good, thus leaking oil and therefore not reading accurately.

    Kit has arrived.....follow my progress here at my blog:
    http://marksak427.blogspot.co.uk

    AK 427 Gen II
    Chevy SB 350
    Tremec TKO 600

    Well.....that's the plan at the moment!

    Welcome to the money pit......

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