Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Oil Pressure Gauge Pipe.


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 noeman

noeman

    Stage One Kit Fitted

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Location: essex

Posted 13 September 2019 - 10:51 AM

Hello,

I've just fitted a smiths oil pressure gauge and it seems to be working fine. 68lb on idle cold.
But I fitted the transparent pipe and noticed the oil doesn't go all the way to gauge, is this normal/Ok?
It seems to stop the last bit going up to the gauge on the dash.

Cheers for any insights.
Mark

#2 nicklouse

nicklouse

    Moved Into The Garage

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,531 posts
  • Location: Not Yorkshire
  • Local Club: Anonyme Miniholiker

Posted 13 September 2019 - 10:54 AM

it is fine.



#3 jaysmini1983

jaysmini1983

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 102 posts

Posted 13 September 2019 - 11:41 AM

over time you may notice that the air will bleed out of the tube when the car is hot and running. but again dont worry. its pressure in the pipe that the gauge uses



#4 nicklouse

nicklouse

    Moved Into The Garage

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,531 posts
  • Location: Not Yorkshire
  • Local Club: Anonyme Miniholiker

Posted 13 September 2019 - 11:50 AM

over time you may notice that the air will bleed out of the tube when the car is hot and running. but again dont worry. its pressure in the pipe that the gauge uses

how? if it is you have a fault somewhere and it is leaking.



#5 noeman

noeman

    Stage One Kit Fitted

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Location: essex

Posted 13 September 2019 - 12:33 PM

I was being impatient, after a while when the engine warmed up it eventually went all the way to the gauge.
Thank you for your replies.

#6 unburntfuelinthemorning

unburntfuelinthemorning

    One Carb Or Two?

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,117 posts
  • Location: Bedfordshire

Posted 13 September 2019 - 01:11 PM

I have always slackened the fixings at the gauge to bleed air out.  Seems to make the needle movement on the gauge smoother.



#7 MiniMadRacer

MiniMadRacer

    Mini Mad

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Location: Essex

Posted 13 September 2019 - 01:46 PM

Absolutely right Unburn, air compresses making the needle "jerky" until the air is fully compressed by the oil pressure, oil does not compress so gives  a smoother needle, but having said that, once the pressure is up the needle pretty much doesn't move anyway






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares