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Re: Oil pressure and mult-viscosity oil.
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The original oil pressure gauge and the auxiliary oil pressure gauge usually agree. I generally go by the auxiliary gauge because it's a lot younger than the one in the dashboard!

Posted on: 2019/11/13 17:08
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Re: Oil pressure and mult-viscosity oil.
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Great advice!

Posted on: 2019/11/12 5:34
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Re: Oil pressure and mult-viscosity oil.
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John,
Thank God for your pics!! You saved me a lot of work.
Weather permitting, I will take the car out on the beltway early Sunday morning for a high speed run. You would not believe the traffic! Rush hour now starts at 2:30!

I got my house to market too late this year! Off soon, then back on in the spring. I cannot wait to move....to many people up here! And Amazon in coming! Madness!!

Posted on: 2019/11/12 5:26
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Re: Oil pressure and mult-viscosity oil.
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Thanks!

Posted on: 2019/11/10 18:40
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Re: Oil pressure and mult-viscosity oil.
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I did not realize that but it makes perfect sense. Thanks!!

Posted on: 2019/11/10 5:32
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Oil pressure and mult-viscosity oil.
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I started using Rotilla T4 in my 1947 Clipper's 356 cu inch engine. A well know Packard specialist informed me he was using in one of his Packards and it helped quiet down the engine. As my car has some noisy lifters I started using it as well. It did have a significant effect in quieting down the engine.
Around town, the engine has always consistently shown about 40 lbs of oil pressure .
Recently, I had some work done on the car which included having the OD repaired. I drove home, about 1 1/2 hour drive, and was able to easily travel at 65 MPH with the OD engaged. As I got close to home, I noticed the oil pressure had dropped to 20 lbs...I do not know when this started during the drive as I was watching traffic.
A few days later, I drove the car around town and (45-50 mph) and the oil pressure was at the usual 40 lbs.
When I start the car, the oil pressure briefly spikes to 50 which is caused, I think, by the effort of filling the oil filter canister.
My question is would the OD lower the engine RPM so much that the oil pressure would drop to 20 lbs? Or does the 15w-40 oil have some effect here.
As the oil heats up, it becomes 40w...thicker!! That should increase oil pressure, if at all.

Posted on: 2019/11/9 18:25
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Re: Tire valves
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Thanks Fred! I'm pretty good about keeping mine at 42 because tires are a very expensive item and I don't have to buy another one!

Posted on: 2019/10/20 13:02
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Re: Tire valves
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The Diamondback people told me to use 42 lbs. This is because they happen to have in stock the exact duplicate of my original tire size tire but in a radial. Had I been alert, I would have gotten a "fatter" radial tire. I think they look better.
The profile is pretty skinny. In other words if you look at it from the back it's a very narrow Tire. So I think that's why they suggested 42lb. Bicycle tires have extremely high pressure because they're so small.

Posted on: 2019/10/20 12:59
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Re: Is that a Packard Eva Peron is in?
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Posted on: 2019/9/10 4:20
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Re: Tire valves
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When I put on my new DiamondBacks, I was told to keep the air pressure at 42. So, I put on the steel valves and was very pleased. The tires rarely need additional air. I will start using them for all my cars!!

Posted on: 2019/8/31 10:00
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