Oil Pressure ?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 63split, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. 63split

    63split New Member

    New to this board so here I go . I have searched and read a lot of oil press threads here and would apreciate some simple answers to a couple of questions. I get confused easily !
    I have a 2002 Electra Glide Classic with 15,000 miles . At cruising speed I have just short of 30psi , fully warmed up on a hot day the oil press at idol is barely registering on the gauge and the oil light does not come on . 900 rpm
    Do I have a problem here and if so what should be done ?

    Regards Bill
  2. 89 FXRS

    89 FXRS Active Member

    The h-d factory manuel says that @ 2000 rpm fully warmed up you should have 30-38 psi - I just went through what I thought was an oil pressure problem only to find out that my sending unit was bad - an easy way to check is to run a mechanical gauge straight off the motor and see what your readings are - as a matter of fact I think the mechanical gauge is more accurate that the harley one.
    Also on a hot day it's normal for it to show low pressure - I'm currently using Redline 20x60 and that does keep the oil pressure up a little more on hot days
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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    If in doubt, check the pressure with a known good one these gauges can be very un reliable:s
  4. texas tom

    texas tom Active Member

    I just had a 103 stage 11 kit done,never thought I had a oil pressure problem but after the kit was installed HD tech said oil pressure was reading to low at idle.Turned out was a bad sending unit,now at idle it reads close to 8-10 psi running at freeway speeds about 32-35 drops a little when hot maybe 30psi,the tech told me these sending units are a high failure item...
  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Probably not, but if you are worried about it, replace the OEM pressure relief spring with the Baisley LRM-002. You should pop the nose cone off to check the tensioners anyway, so it is a good time to do it.

    Baisley Hi-Performance Oil Spring Product