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Hi all, just browsing on ebay at the poor Turbo SE that got hit in scarborough and noticed the oil pressure running alot higher than mine, mine (once warm) goes between a quarter and three quarters of the dial? Should i be worried?


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Hi Andy, in my humble opinion that is showing unrealistically high, both my S3 and S4 show nothing like as high as phtogrpahed and I know for fact my S3 N/A had a rebuilt engine, my readings, about 3/4 when cold and just about half when hot are very similar to your's.

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Two different VDO oil pressure gauges were fitted in that time period.


One is a 5-bar unit, the other is 7-bar.


So, that would determined how far up the gauge the needle would be.





My '88 non-SE with a 5-bar gauge reads just a little less than that, 3.7 bar during normal warm driving, which translates to about 3/4 up on the scale. Yes... it is higher when cold.



A high resistance in the connector or sender will result in a higher reading.

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Atwell Haines

'88 Esprit

Succasunna, NJ USA

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The oil pressure gauge was always high on that car when I had it.

The needle used to get stuck on the stop with revs.

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