no oil pressure??
brogers at terrix.com
Sun Jun 15 10:32:59 EDT 2003
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Dennis posted for me WRT this issue last night but I wanted to follow up. =
I have several questions so hopefully you can help.
As he said, we cranked the engine without the coil wire attached in order t=
o build oil pressure first. The gauge is a VDO, fairly new-I had it hooked=
up to the WX motor and it worked fine. I also swapped the VDO dual sender=
that I was previously using. Upon cranking, the gauge is showing no oil p=
ressure buildup at all. When we ground the wire that goes to the gauge-the=
gauge pegs at ~5+ BAR. Does this mean the gauge is definitely functioning=
properly? or is there still a possiblity it's not getting the proper sign=
al? Going through the 200 20V Bentley last night-it showd a picture of the=
oil pressure sender/switch. It showed the switch (single ouput) on the up=
per fitting and the sender (dual) on the lower fitting. This motor had the=
m swapped. I don't see how that could matter--thoughts? Isn't pressure- p=
ressure-regardless of which hole the measurement is taken from?
If the gauge is correct and I'm not getting oil pressure--what could cause =
this? Mike Hopton--didn't you have an oil pressure issue when you installe=
d the 3B? When getting the motor ready for transplant, here's what I did t=
hat I'm thinking could possibly cause a problem. I did remove the oil pan =
in order to install a S6 windage tray. This did require unbolting the oil =
suctionline. But I know I re-attached it and tightend those bolts. I did n=
ot remove the oil pump or anything--did replace front and rear main seals. =
The head gasket is the upgraded metal S6 piece--and b/c the head has 2 stu=
ds, the gasket has 2 holes--I know it's on right.
Any other tests I can do to see if the gauge is malfunctioning? What test =
can I do to see if there really is oil pressure? I was thinking unbolt the=
turbo oil feed line--put the end into a container, (or in a hose leading t=
o a container)--see if oil pumps out????
Thanks very much.
If you are inclined feel free to call me with advice 720-373-4043. Thats =
my cell- feel free to call collect (assuming the cell phone accepts collect=
??)-although I'll be unavailable for a couple hours now.
Again--thanks in advance!!!
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