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Re: Fw: Oil Gauge

To: Mike MacLean <macleans@earthlink.net>;, Spridgets <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: Fw: Oil Gauge
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 21:15:24 -0400
References: <000c01c21940$387fdbe0$26e1d23f@computer>
Is there a way to calibrate a dual "Smith's" gauge?
Mine reads 10 lbs (hot) at 800 rpm idle and 45 lbs while running.

60 Bugeye

At 05:33 PM 6/21/2002 -0700,
>My Bugeye reads "5 PSI" at hot idle and "43 PSI" at hot speed.  This 
>worried me,
>so I connected a CALIBRATED oil pressure test gauge in line with the gauge 
>The 5 PSI reading was actually 20 PSI and the 43 PSI hot reading was 
>actually a
>little over 60 PSI!  This "off" gauge reads over 20 psi cold at idle and 
>80 psi
>at speed.  If I interpolate this, my cold pressures are somewhere around 35-40
>PSI at idle and 95 PSI at speed until warmed up.  Calibrate the gauge next 
>and you might be surprised, even if it is reading "normal"!
>Mike MacLean-60 Sprite

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