Oil Pressure/Temp guage

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Oil Pressure/Temp guage

Postby Brian Moffet » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:30 pm

Pulled mine today, it reads 20 degrees low (190 in boiling water at sea level). I'm always a bit concerned about having an oil line into the cockpit. Anyone have any good replacements that are accurate, look appropriate, and don't have pressure lines into the cockpit?

Mine says smith.

Thanks,
Brian
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Re: Oil Pressure/Temp guage

Postby spritenut » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:15 pm

You can calibrate the temp by simply popping off the needle and setting it on 212 with the probe in boiling water.
As for an oil line in the cockpit, it is a solid copper line, the only thing that could happen is it shorts out against a wire and melts a hole in it.
But then you would have oil squirting out and you will know to shut down the engine.
I have yet to see a failed oil line in the cockpit on any Spridget in 40 years. Now the rubber hose from the engine to the gauge pipe should be replaced every 10-15 years or so.
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Re: Oil Pressure/Temp guage

Postby Brian Moffet » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:07 pm

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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