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Food for thought! I think with the oil pressure being all over the board with the different engines, and different Prowlers it seems to me that my 2009 XTX 700 is showing different readings on the gage. 75 PSI on cold start, then drops to 25-30 at cruise rpm, and around 10PSI at idle. I think what we are seeing is head pressure going into the oil cooler, and as the oil thins out due to heating up the head pressure drops. My spec's are for 10-12 PSI at 2,500 RPM on the upper fitting/port. When the oil is fully warmed up, I suspect the supply, and return lines for the oil cooler are equalized, I'm thinking all prowlers are running basically the same pressure, If you are running a cooler, and your Oil Pressure stays high, I would highly recommend cleaning the cooler, and check for oil flow to the top end. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks RD

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Food for thought! I think with the oil pressure being all over the board with the different engines, and different Prowlers it seems to me that my 2009 XTX 700 is showing different readings on the gage. 75 PSI on cold start, then drops to 25-30 at cruise rpm, and around 10PSI at idle. I think what we are seeing is head pressure going into the oil cooler, and as the oil thins out due to heating up the head pressure drops. My spec's are for 10-12 PSI at 2,500 RPM on the upper fitting/port. When the oil is fully warmed up, I suspect the supply, and return lines for the oil cooler are equalized, I'm thinking all prowlers are running basically the same pressure, If you are running a cooler, and your Oil Pressure stays high, I would highly recommend cleaning the cooler, and check for oil flow to the top end. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks RD
RD your your oil cooler was clean wasn't it.I have never seen my oil dirty. That makes since if your cooler is plugged up your pressure will be high.

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Yes, mine was clean, but just saying constant high oil pressure may be a sign that the cooler may be plugged. Trying to get some different views.

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well now that I have a mounting plate to install, I'll be watch'in this one too .. when I get home to I DE HO i'll mount everything up with the new gauges and add to this thread.

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Yes, mine was clean, but just saying constant high oil pressure may be a sign that the cooler may be plugged. Trying to get some different views.
I think mine would be low, I connected my sending unit on the return line from the cooler to the engine so if the cooler would plug, spring a leak or the line going to it developed a problem my pressure gauge would drop quick and I would know sooner. Mine stills shows pressure around 70-75 when cold.

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I think mine would be low, I connected my sending unit on the return line from the cooler to the engine so if the cooler would plug, spring a leak or the line going to it developed a problem my pressure gauge would drop quick and I would know sooner. Mine stills shows pressure around 70-75 when cold.
That's great pressure.

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That's great pressure.
That's when I first start it after driving for a while it comes down to around 40-50 at driving speeds and I think idle is about 20-25.

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That's when I first start it after driving for a while it comes down to around 40-50 at driving speeds and I think idle is about 20-25.
Almost the same as mine.

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