free hit
counters
Oil Pressure - Engine/Ancilliaries - The Lotus Forums Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
red vtec

Oil Pressure

Recommended Posts

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.

is this at tickover or running.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Assuming we have the same gauges, mine sits on 1, maybe a little more at idle when hot, like 85-90 after driving hard, in the Australian summer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine is never lower than 2 when hot, around 3 when cold. It maxes out at just on 5 when underway. I don't think they are really accurate, more just for an indication only. Also there are some senders that go 0-7 and some that go 0-5, so if a P/O has installed the wrong one it could show a reading error.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The thing I forgot is it's all dependent on which oil you run, I use Castrol edge. And what RPM it ticks over at, mine 750-800.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The thing I forgot is it's all dependent on which oil you run, I use Castrol edge. And what RPM it ticks over at, mine 750-800.

Mine is 0.7-1 when hot (tickover) and about over 3 going at 3000rpm and higher. Refer to the manual, this is perfectly in range. Should be no less then 0.35 at tickover and min. around 2.4 over 3000 when hot. Cold oil produces higher pressure, obviously. Oil-Type changes pressure as well, I use Castrol RS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


×