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66 fhc
01-09-2002, 07:15 PM
The oil presure guage in my Etype 4.2 pegs to the right when I first start the engine, then slowly falls back to 0 . I've checked the presure on a mechanical guage and shows 50 lbs constant,''whew'' . I replaced the sending unit with no improvement. I've been told the guage needs to be calibrated. Does this make sense and how can it done?

Basil
01-09-2002, 09:08 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by 66 fhc:
The oil presure guage in my Etype 4.2 pegs to the right when I first start the engine, then slowly falls back to 0 . I've checked the presure on a mechanical guage and shows 50 lbs constant,''whew'' . I replaced the sending unit with no improvement. I've been told the guage needs to be calibrated. Does this make sense and how can it done?<hr></blockquote>

That is possible. Another possibility is a flakey OIl Pressure Releif Valve. You might what to pull that and have a look, clean it, etc...

Basil

66 fhc
01-09-2002, 11:27 PM
Thanks Basil
It's brand spanky-new. Only 850 mi. on rebuild. But good idea.