Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Oil psi and not so much psi
View Single Post
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 09-10-2012, 11:00 AM
Plaintoast Plaintoast is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mora,MN
Posts: 422
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by gongchuan View Post
Oil temp no, but the pump is what im thinking. Head temp is 140 (regular marine temp)
head temp really doesn't mean anything, especially on a marine engine where the entire lake is your radiator. oil pump is a fairly easy fix to try. we've had motors where the clearance was higher than we'd have like and will put a high volume pump in there. the theory being that its leaking more oil pressure out of the big bearing clearances than we'd like, so the extra volume will help keep the pressure up. i'd consider it a patch until you can fix it correctly.
an oil temp gauge would be a good idea too.
Reply With Quote