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Oil Pressure Question

Postby Snakeoil » Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:45 pm

Been a long time lurker, mainly I've been afraid, because I have allways owned them orange tractors, and was scared you boys might whup up on me. But I did buy a 48 Cub that I absolutely love.
My question is I put a new gauge in (because the old one didn't work) and the cub shows 30lb pressure, the gauge is maxed out. What is normal oil pressure? And please forgive me for taking so long to find the correct color of tractor. :)
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Oil Pressure

Postby Bill V in Md » Sat Jul 31, 2004 10:49 pm

Hello Snakeoil,

The service manual specifies that the oil pressure should be 30-35 psi(gauge) at 1800 rpm. Also, nothing wrong with orange tractors - my dad had one. Come to think of it, orange is a great color - Go Vols!!

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Postby Bigdog » Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:25 am

I believe the original pressure gauge was a 45 lb. gauge. Most of the replacements I've seen were 75 lb. gauges.
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Postby Dale51 » Sun Aug 01, 2004 8:04 am

I would get a differnt guage that reads 60psi or more & check it again.
I have never seen a oil pressure guage that had 30 psi max.
As far as the 30psi of oil pressure yor good to go.
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Postby Yo's Dad » Mon Aug 02, 2004 10:31 am

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