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Re: [Nobbc] Abnormally high oil pressure

To: North Bay British Car Club <>
Subject: Re: [Nobbc] Abnormally high oil pressure
From: Greg Badano <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:05:02 -0700 (PDT)
Is there a way to check to see if a mechanical oil pressure gauge is
functioning properly short of sending to an instrument repair facility?  The
closest one I can find is in Palo Alto and they've got a 5 - 6 week backlog. 
The gauge was manufactured by Smiths and is about 2" in diameter.  I suspect
the threaded coupling is Whitworth.

--- On Mon, 3/15/10, Mike Gianandrea <> wrote:

From: Mike Gianandrea <>
Subject: Re: [Nobbc] Abnormally high oil pressure
To: "North Bay British Car Club" <>
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010, 7:02 AM

Hi Greg,

I had the same problem on my TR to the point that the oil blew through my
gauge in the dash. There is an adjustment screw on my oil filter housing to
regulate the oil pressure. I would change my oil and filter, check the oil for
particlate matter, re-check the pressure, and then look for that adjustment

64 TR4
----- Original Message ----- From: "Greg Badano" <>
To: "North Bay British Car Club" <>
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 9:11 AM
Subject: [Nobbc] Abnormally high oil pressure

> Hello NOBBC members,
> I was out for a short drive a couple of weeks ago and noticed that my oil
> pressure was registering abnormally high (40 PSI at idle) so I cut my short
> drive even shorter.  Yesterday I started the car up and the oil pressure
> quickly pegged at 100+ PSI (normally it registers around 80 PSI at a cold
> start) so I shut it down.  For what it is worth, the oil level is correct
> the coolant is free of oil contamination.
> Can any of the more mechanically minded members offer any suggestions as to
> what might be going on?
> Thanks in advance for your input.
> Greg
> '59 AC Aceca
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