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Stang28965
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posted 08-19-2001 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-19-2001 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you measuring it with a factory gauge? They are not very accurate, you know.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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Stang28965
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posted 08-19-2001 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-19-2001 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it a new engine?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC
Ford. The closer you look, the better WE look!

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-19-2001 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve's right. I had bought a 66 cv that was weak on oil pressure and it was priced accordingly. A friend came over with a guage which we hooked up and it was adequate. Changed the whole cluster and it was ok. Might not always work out but it did on that car.

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camachinist
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posted 08-19-2001 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for camachinist   Click Here to Email camachinist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stang28965

IME, that's a bit high, especially for a warm engine....

The only plausible reason I can think of, if the engine runs fine with no noises, is that the main and rod clearances were set a bit on the tight side. Less space for the oil to exit through, the more goes through the pressure relief....

Tell us what you know about the engine and approximately how many miles or hours it has been in service....

Pat

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Stang28965
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posted 08-19-2001 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-19-2001 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Then I think it's tight clearances. If it's not running hot, I wouldn't worry about it. I'd consider running a thinner oil.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC
Ford. The closer you look, the better WE look!

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Stang28965
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-19-2001 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could try 5W-30 or even 0W-30.

I wouldn't worry at all. The 351C in my Sprint runs at 75-80 psi, too.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC
Ford. The closer you look, the better WE look!

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unklshu
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posted 08-20-2001 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for unklshu   Click Here to Email unklshu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
28965, I'm running a high volume oil pump and my gauges read 45 at idle to 90 at about 4000rpms but I don't ever recalling it running any higher. At regular engine rpms it hangs out at 80. are you sure you don't have a high volume oil pump in the engine?? Maybe you can ask the person who built it.

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unklshu
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posted 08-20-2001 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for unklshu   Click Here to Email unklshu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, you say your running an aftermarket oil pressure gauge, be sure you toss out that plastic tubbing cra*. It will get hard and crack on you. Get some brass tubbing of the same diameter and use it instead it will last at least 10 years+. Mine has yet to failand it is at least that long.

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Stang28965
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posted 08-20-2001 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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lyle29464
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posted 08-22-2001 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would try a mechanical gauge. If that reads lower I would check to see if your sending unit is a miss match or has a poor ground. (tape will do that. It would be ez to ground your sending unit case to the block.

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