Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 07:44:37 -0800
Reply-To: Brian Cochran <rangerbrian@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: Brian Cochran <rangerbrian@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: home engine repair happenings: final fixes and oil presssure
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Thanks for the response,,,,, wow, this is interesting, 7-10psi for the idiot
light portion of the dual sender? If that is correct, then I'm okay I
think. WHen I go to the 15w-40 the light shouldn't come on, since it
"barely" comes on now. .3 bar, is 4-ish psi, I believe. If I'm lighting
up "barely at 7-10 psi, then I'm in the normal operation zone!
>From: Old Volks Home <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Brian Cochran <rangerbrian@HOTMAIL.COM>
>Subject: home engine repair happenings: final fixes and oil presssure
> light woes
>Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 01:08:21 -0800
>Hi Brian -
><<2. We spoke at length about the VDO sender and gauge. I would invite
>on this please. At what pressure does the dual sender idiot light portion
>make the dash light up?? I called Bus depot, and after a long wait of long
>distance charges, they told me they didn't know. (I am going to have a
>depot gripe thread in the future concerning this project). I'm going to
>check the bus -boys site, for I believe they have more knowledge about
>I set up the Bus Boys Site years ago and the info should still be there.
>However, in case it isn't, here it is straight from the horse's mouth.
>Factory senders for the idiot light generally come on between 2 and 4psi
>which I've always thought is way too low. The VDO Dual Sender's idiot
>light comes on at 7 to 10psi.
>I have a 2.1 conversion in my 84 Westy (see link below). I wanted to
>install the VDO Dual Sender in the spot next to the oil filter, but I have
>the dual cast-iron pulley that's just too much in the way. So I just ran
>the VDO Adaptor hose to the oil pressure spot below #3 & #4. Mounted the
>sender to the pushrod tube tin and to enhance the ground I ran a strap from
>one of the tin bolts to chassis ground.
>I solved my oil pressure woes by running Valvoline Racing 20/50w and only
>running factory Mann/Mahle Filters. Idle is about 15-18psi, freeway
>running is usually 35-40psi at operating temperature/70mph. 30 wt is great
>for breaking the engine in for the first 500 miles, but after that I run
>20/50. I occasionally get a noisy lifter, but it's usually after the Westy
>has been sitting for a week or two. Goes away after warm-up. I change oil
>and filter 3000 miles religiously (habit goes way back into the 60s on
>every VW I've owned). Have 60+K on the current engine, put 28K of that
>traveling the US in 1999-2000, only casualty was a water pump at 58K
>(German one at that).
>Oil filter note: If you can't get Mann/Mahle, I have used Wix 51342 or AC
>PF56 with no oil pressure flow problems. Stay away from Bosch or Fram
>Filters - they don't even make good paperweights :-)
>Hope this helps
>84 Westy 2.1
>"On The Road"
>**Need to find the right dizzy?
>**Upgrade your 83.5-85 Vanagon to 2.1
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