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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-30-2014, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Oil pressure is zero.....sometimes

Recently installed oil pressure water temp and volt gauges on the prowler. With the weather finally being decent and everyone wanting a ride I got it up to operating temps. When the oil is warm at an idle the oil pressure is 0. As soon as it revs up the oil pressure goes up. At about 20 MPH it runs at around 35. Is this normal?

I am running rotella t6 oil and just changed the oil in February.

I probably overfilled it with oil a little, would this cause the low or zero pressure at idle?

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Recently installed oil pressure water temp and volt gauges on the prowler. With the weather finally being decent and everyone wanting a ride I got it up to operating temps. When the oil is warm at an idle the oil pressure is 0. As soon as it revs up the oil pressure goes up. At about 20 MPH it runs at around 35. Is this normal?

I am running rotella t6 oil and just changed the oil in February.

I probably overfilled it with oil a little, would this cause the low or zero pressure at idle?
If you installed a Hi pressure oil pressure gauge 0to80 or 0to100 it is possible that it will show 0 at idle. Over filling engine oil wount decrease oil pressure but it does increase crankcase pressure.

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It's a digital intelitronix gauge.

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I have the intellitronix gauges on mine. The oil pressure gauge only has two digits and will show 00 sometimes if you go over 99 psi. Mine usually will do that on start up only, but drops as it warms up. I don't recall mine being 00 at idle after it warms up, but I'm not watching it every second.

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Recently installed oil pressure water temp and volt gauges on the prowler. With the weather finally being decent and everyone wanting a ride I got it up to operating temps. When the oil is warm at an idle the oil pressure is 0. As soon as it revs up the oil pressure goes up. At about 20 MPH it runs at around 35. Is this normal?

I am running rotella t6 oil and just changed the oil in February.

I probably overfilled it with oil a little, would this cause the low or zero pressure at idle?
I have a zero to 100 psi Auto meter gauge,when its cold it will go to 100 psi then drop down as it warms up,after it gets hot it will idle at 10 psi and at 25 mph it reads around 50 psi,I use 0/40 amsoil with a wix filter.I think may be a digital gauge might read a little different than a needle gauge.?????????not sure........

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Using 0/40 Synthetic on my Prowler shows 0 PSI at idle when fully warmed up. First start cold results in 50-60, after warm up it drops to 10 at idle, and 25-30 at 2500 RPM.
Back to the engine, my Prowler specs are 10-12 PSI at 2200 RPM. Roller bearing motors won't see a lot of Oil Pressure. Oil Flow is more important.

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If you installed a Hi pressure oil pressure gauge 0to80 or 0to100 it is possible that it will show 0 at idle. Over filling engine oil wount decrease oil pressure but it does increase crankcase pressure.
I thought about that Joe,makes a lot of since on the gauge theory.

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If I set my idle down some it probably would only read 5 psi.....

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So pretty much normal?? No need to worry??

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So pretty much normal?? No need to worry??
I would say your fine.

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