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Oil pressure in a volvo penta 4.3gxi #4779254
06/06/18 03:07 PM
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I'm running delo 15w-40 with fram ultra in my 4.3gxi engine. With the engine at idle and at running temp, I'm seeing my gauge at the quarter mark (20psi?) And while under load at higher rpms I'm seeing 40 psi. Is this normal? The engune has 200 hours on it so it's like new. Runs like a top. Doesn't burn oil. I'm just asking because I can't remember if the pressure gauge has fluctuated that much.

Thanks

Re: Oil pressure in a volvo penta 4.3gxi [Re: monster1] #4779270
06/06/18 03:19 PM
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That seems about right for a Chevrolet engine.My last boat had a big block Chevrolet and it was modified and had about 90 psi cold and 65 psi hot with 15w-40 oil


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Re: Oil pressure in a volvo penta 4.3gxi [Re: monster1] #4779318
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Originally Posted By: monster1
I'm running delo 15w-40 with fram ultra in my 4.3gxi engine. With the engine at idle and at running temp, I'm seeing my gauge at the quarter mark (20psi?) And while under load at higher rpms I'm seeing 40 psi. Is this normal? The engune has 200 hours on it so it's like new. Runs like a top. Doesn't burn oil. I'm just asking because I can't remember if the pressure gauge has fluctuated that much.

Thanks


Can you hook an external gauge to it?

$20 at HF.


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Re: Oil pressure in a volvo penta 4.3gxi [Re: monster1] #4779469
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20 psi at idle is plenty. 10 psi per thousand rpm is the norm. so 40 psi at 4,500 is just fine.

If it was 20 psi hot at load and speed, I'd be a bit concerned ...

But it's not an issue with your numbers smile


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Re: Oil pressure in a volvo penta 4.3gxi [Re: monster1] #4781969
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Sounds perfect


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