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oil pressure gauge

Discussion in 'Spine' started by johnno, May 29, 2015.

  1. johnno

    johnno Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Hi
    im thinking of fitting an oil pressure gauge to my 1100 sport like Greg Field did in the Technical Reports on this site .
    If I do this what readings would I expect from a healthy engine
    many thanks
     
  2. cwarriba

    cwarriba Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Do not know. Am interested in doing the same. Where can I find the info on the Greg Field install ? Thanks.

    -Charlie
     
  3. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Readings may vary. Causes are age/mileage of the engine, condition of the pump and accuracy of the gauge. If your bike is running well, use the pressures you observe as your baseline. When you see a significant change, that would be when to investigate.
     
  4. lucky phil

    lucky phil Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Around 10psi/1000 rpm when up to operating temperature is the general yardstick however many engines run happily on less.
    If your engine was making low 50's at 6000rpm and was running fine with no abnormal sounds or "finds" in the sump I'd be happy with that.
    At idle well, just about anything really. Some people get wound up about the oil light flickering at idle with low viscosity oils but that means it probably got around 2-3psi which would be fine at that area of operation.
    Ciao
     
  5. OldJock

    OldJock Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I have a gauge on my LM V engine but I doubt there would be that much of a difference on the 1100

    At idle when hot it can drop pretty dammed low below 10psi, 4K and above usually between 50-60 as Phil said

    Cold is a whole different ball game at just above idle I've got a 60psi gauge and it pegs.

    You can buy adapters to tee off from the switch quite easily if you do not fancy tapping and drilling or use an in line gauge and switch setup. That's more expensive but I was never much of a fan of the standard pressure switch as the quality is a bit questionable

    Article is here

    https://www.guzzitech.com/forums/resources/adding-a-oil-pressure-gauge-to-your-v11-2v.203/
     
  6. johnno

    johnno Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    thanks for information ,must get around to sorting this soon
     

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