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post #7 of Old 04-14-2008
christyleigh
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[quote=Valiente;299908]So the light goes OFF when the pressure's low? Or are you saying that the light blinks on at "ignition" and then goes off in a couple of seconds? Anyway, I don't have it.
Basically, when I switch the key to ON, only the panel indicator lights light. I then hit the glow plug button and then the starter button. I have no "kill cable", either, which I've seen. I simply turn the key, meaning it's just a solenoid like my propane system. End of quote.
No.... the light goes ON when the pressure is low - It's 0 psi with the key on and the engine not running. Yes... I have a 2 solenoid activated 'kill switches' on my NC also instead of a manual 'pull cable' as I had on other diesels.
I have the gauge, light, and buzzer that came with my boat in the pilothouse and I added a second Gauge (edit) and buzzer for the cockpit. To further answer your question the oil pressure drops considerably when the engine heats up as I'm sure you notice on your guage. The buzzer I installed for the cockpit is adjustable so I try to adjust it so it doesn't buzz at normal operating temps but when it drops below that certain psi it goes off - trouble is that sweet spot is hard to adjust with the little mini-pot on the guage so many times with a hot engine when I drop down to Idle ..... buzzzzzzzz. I could lower the setting waaaaay down but I want to know about the slightest drop in oil pressure..... so I put up with some false alarms.

Stan
'Christy Leigh'
NC 331
Wickford/Narragansett Bay RI

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