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Triumph TR6 - Oil Pressure
|Can anyone advise what they feel should be typical oil pressure? Motor has not been rebuilt since about 30k miles. My pressure has been fine, however, after a recent oil change, the readings are now diferrent. At cold start it reads around 85-90 and idles at 80. After a lengthy warm up, the reading settles to what it used to be at warm temp; idles at 25ish and sits at fast speed at 80. Shawn.|
Are you using a different filter?
I have been using consistantly Castrol 20/50 high mileage oil and a Fram filter. This happened once before several years ago and I replaced the oil pressure relief valve and that fixed it. I could replace the spring again but seems bizzare it would need replacing again. Do you think the oil itself could be the cause?
|Only if you changed types. Pull the relief spring and make sure it is clean and fine.|
Did you double check the level?
When cold I get 50 at idle and 80 with higher RPM
When warm 30 at idle and 50 at 3000 rpm.
I use 20W50.
|Mike's is about standard|
I checked oil and the level is dead on, also pulled pressure relief spring. Spring was clean with no gunk, etc. Maybe I will change oil again and see if there is an impact on the pressure level with another batch. Any other suggestions are welcome.
This thread was discussed between 22/08/2010 and 26/08/2010
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