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Re: Oil pressure

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Subject: Re: Oil pressure
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 12:45:42 -0700 (PDT) (19:45 UT)
>Sometimes at a light the idle of my 67B drops quite a bit and what
 concerns me is that the oil pressure will drop to between 10-20 psi from
 the cruising pressure of 55-60 psi. Bad gauge? Need to run up idle? need
 big work?
<Carl F

 Low pressure at idle is normal.  Your at-speed pressure is a little low,
though.  Nothing to rush out and do a rebuild, but normal is 60-80 lbs.
Mine was creeping down to 60, so last time I had the engine out for a
tranny rebuild (botched!!!), I replaced the oil pump and put in the
upgraded pressure spring and now my at-speed is about 78 lbs.  My engine
has 135,000 miles on it.  My idle is about 30-40 lbs.
As to your idle dropping, mine does too.  I haven't found any vacuum leaks
other than loose SU shafts.  One of these days I will send my money to
Lawrie for those rebuilt bodies....

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