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Re: oil pressure question

To: "ROBERT G. HOWARD" <>, <>
Subject: Re: oil pressure question
From: "David Stecher" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 16:45:09 -0500

Sounds like I should try the connecting rod bearings thing.  I have just
over 80,000 on Fergie and the best pressure I ever get is 50!!
When its warmed up at a stop light I get about 10 at idle.

I'll let you know.

Dave Stecher
Urbandale Ia.
73 bgt Fergie
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Date: Thursday, April 09, 1998 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: oil pressure question

>Hi John,
>  Do you have a lot of miles on that engine?  My 75 got driven a lot on
>the highway in Florida, and its pressure stayed right up there at highway
>speeds. It would be lower at idle for the first few minutes after coming
>off the highway, but would then return to normal idle pressure as the oil
>cooled.  At that time I was using 10-30 also.
>  If you have high mileage, you might consider John Twist's suggestion
>that you change the connecting rod bearings every 80,000 miles.  We
>recently did that on a club member's 76, a car that had a real DPO who
>flogged it.  The pressure went from 10 psi at hot idle to about 35, and
>to about 70 on the road. That's still not right, of course, but it will
>keep the lassie from exploding the engine while she saves her pennies to
>afford a proper rebuild.
>On Thu, 09 Apr 1998 14:54:26 -0500 John Steczkowski <>
>>I have a '75 MGB (no oil cooler, no electric cooling fan). I just
>>it a relatively long distance (55 miles at 75 mph or so) in one
>>and I noticed towards the end of that run, the temp gauge was on the
>>second dot (just past the middle of the guage) but my oil pressure was
>>much lower than normal, 50 psi cruising, about 15psi idling. I'm used
>>it being at about 70-75 psi at cruising speeds 25 psi or so idling. I
>>have 20w50 oil in it. Do I have anything to worry about, or am I ok
>>still?  I need to wait until I drive home and see if, towards the end
>>my drive (12 miles or so) if the pressure is that low.
>>I am planning on an oil cooler, but I wanted to wait a month or two
>>before I splurged on that, but....
>>John Steczkowski
>>Director, Business Systems Solutions, Central & West
>>PSW Technologies, Inc.

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