Hi all, have just bought myself the above, am *very* happy with it,
although something which I have only just noticed, the oil pressure
goes straight up to the top of the gauge when the engine is started.
Too much oil? or dodgy sender unit perhaps? Something worse? Any ideas
Does it drop once the engine is warm? - My Alfa 75 runs what looks like
a silly oil pressure whilst the engine is cold, but it drops to around
1/4 on the gauge when at idle, rising to just over 1/2 when pressing on
once the engine is warm.
On the other hand, I've recently had an issue with the temp. gauge where
it was reading 80 degrees whilst the engine was cold, rising into the
red once warm...... after using the car a bit more the last few weeks,
it appears to have fixed itself.
Steve H 'You're not a real petrolhead unless you've owned an Alfa Romeo'
http://www.italiancar.co.uk - Honda VFR800 - MZ ETZ300 - Alfa 75 TSpark
Sounds normal to me.
My Coupe 20V (non turbo) does the same. Top guage reading is 3 Bar if I
Mine only drops from full reading when the engine AND oil is really hot
and the revs are on idle.
it's completely normal 3 bar from start-up
when hot on idle it should be about 2 bar
it depends on type of oil and viscosity.
from what I have been told if it gets below 1.3 bar when hot
on idle start to look for a problem
one thing to remember is that the turbo 20v runs hotter than the
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