<VV> too high oil pressure?

Jim Becker mr.jebecker at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 17:43:48 EDT 2015

Try another gauge.

-----Original Message----- 
From: kevin nash via VirtualVairs
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:51 AM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re:  too high oil pressure?

I agree- that does sound a little high. I wonder if someone in the distant 
past put a high volume oil pump
in and didn't open the oil bypass hole or something when the oil pressure 
gets that high. Oil viscosity too
heavy perhaps? 10w-40, 10w-30, straight 30 weight are all somewhat common 
oil viscosity's used in corvairs
and wont cause 60-65 psi oil pressure. If it were my car, I wouldn't drive 
it until I figured out why it
was doing that, but that's just me.
Kevin Nash

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> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:59:02 -0700
> From: MarK Durham <62vair at gmail.com>
> To: Norbert Laubach <norbert at frontiernet.net>
> Cc: virtualvairs at corvair.org
> Subject: Re: <VV> too high oil pressure?
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> Did this just happen or were you checking and found it?
> What is the condition of the engine?
> Did you take out the relief valve and inspect it? Was it shiny on one 
> side,
> or have a ridge part way around close to the top?
> Did you put in a heavy duty spring from Clark's?
> Mark Durham
> Hauser, Idaho.
> On Oct 20, 2015 5:33 PM, "Norbert Laubach via VirtualVairs" <
> virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> > Checking engine for high oil pressure.  45-50 LBS at idle and will go up
> > to almost 60 -65 at higher RPMs.  Checked by pass valve and cleaned and 
> > put
> > in new spring. Still high?? OK to drive or need to find problem?

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