Oil pressure gauge

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Oil pressure gauge

Hi all. I'm sure this is an easy one. I have a crossflow seven, when I go fast round hairpin bends the oil pressure gauge reads 0 for a couple of seconds even with my foot down. Then it climbs quickly back to healthy. Should I be worried? Thanks, Graham

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Have you checked the engine oil level ?
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To answer your question I would have thought "yes".  Zero oil pressure and full throttle not good for bearing life!  Do you know how your sump is baffled?

Andrew

1985 S3 1700 XFlow.  Undergoing full restoration

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Graham. Yes, you should be worried. Assuming standard wet sujmp set-up then you do need additional baffling in teh sump to prevent too much oil "slosh" when cornering hard. For o/p to read zero on gauge it is highly likely that you are going to do damage to bearings. What is your normal o/p - cold @startup and warm/hot at both tickover and also at ~3000rpm.

Knowing these may give me, or others (as I don't get on here as much as I used to)  an idea if your pressures are normal or whether you may have already have done some damage.

Dave.

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Graham, I have a crossflow and I've never seen the gauge drop to zero, even when sprinting  Eek 

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I have and you are right, it needed some. Now I need to work out why. Thanks