Oil Pressure

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by franka, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. franka

    franka Active Member

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    07 Road King with 23,500 miles and Arlen Ness oil pressure gauge. Riding today at 2000-2800 RPM gauge reads 48-52 psi, manual says 30-38 psi at 2000 RPM. Also idles between 10-12 psi. Question, is this an indication of serious problem or is the gauge not reliable?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Sounds like the gauge is reading high.

    What weight oil you using and are you the original owner?
     
  3. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    Don't know if it's a sign of a problem or not, but mine always (every since I put a gauge on it) reads about the same as yours, only a little higher at idle. I have the Jerzee Customs gauge kit which I believe is a Russell - Edlebrock.
     
  4. franka

    franka Active Member

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    Castrol 20/50 and "yes, I'm the original owner".
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I vote for bad gauge/sensor...can you get another to test..??
     
  6. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    On mine it's cold. Just haven't checked it much after riding since it's down on the rear rocker. Do check the light often. Obviously it's gonna go down some on a warm up.

    Didn't the 07's have a stronger (err larger capacity) oil pump than the 06's ?
     
  7. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Nicely put Tank, this is exactly how I feel, especially concerning my oil temperature gauge. Good for overall health/functioning of the motor but not reliable for accurate temperature readings.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Last edited: Jul 4, 2011
  9. franka

    franka Active Member

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    Thanks guys, all good info, I'm going to test with master gauge as I also believe it's the accuracy of the gauge, thanks again.