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Oil Pressure?

Discussion in 'Z3 M Roadster & Coupé' started by Rocket Ron, May 8, 2014.

  1. Rocket Ron

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    Has anyone fitted an oil pressure gauge to a Z3m>
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    Regards Ron Hi!Having successfully (if only temporary) fitted the gauge & sender It is reading 34 on tickover,
    Does anyone know what it should be?
     
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    I've seen a few people add one to their existing car. @PeterJ has added a whole set of extra dials to his centre console, but not sure if that includes Oil Pressure.

    I'll see if I can find a picture...
     
  3. Rocket Ron

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    Hi How do I remove the existing Gauges ?
     
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    The gauges are held in place with a threaded sleeve. To remove them press on the glass of the gauge to hold it in place and reach around the console with the other hand. The sleeve is knurled kind of like the lid of a glass jar to make it easy to grab and twist. Just unscrew it all the way and the gauge will slide easily out the front of the console. Then you can disconnect the wire and set the gauge aside. In order to keep the connections straight I reconnected the gauge behind the console. Once the console was removed I disconnected the gauge subharness and set it aside with all gauges attached.
    The lighter / power plug just uses blade connectors. Just pull them off.
     
  5. Rocket Ron

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    Wow! Many thanks Ron
     
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    Hi Again Many thanks ! Any Idea what the oil pressure should be? I suppose the readout depends on the Gauge & sender but @ least now I have a ball park figure !
    Being strictly old school I do like an oil pressure gauge ! Regards Ron & if nobody is using it I will in future sign off as Rocket Ron.!
     
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    Hi Ron, are you permanently removing gauges? If so, I'm interested in putting them in my car if for sale? You can PM if you don't feel you want to answer in this thead. JIM
     
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    HI it will only be the outside temperature gauge that I will remove permanently if its any use to you say a Fiver plus postage Regards Rocket Ron.
     
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    Hi Rocket Ron, just checked the manual: oil pressure, idle 0.5 bar- 7psi
    Regulated pressure (elevated engine speed): 4 cyl-4.3-or +0.2 or 63 -or-+3psi
    6 cyl- 4.0 bar or 59 psi
    Hope this helps, JIM
     
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    Hi Rocket, just got your message, I don't think my car has that, I'll check with previous owner. If no then I will take it. Later JIM
     
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    Center console, removing and installing
    1. Move seats as far forward as possible and fold backrests forward.

    • Working behind seat, remove center console retaining screws (arrow). Left side shown, right is similar.
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    • Move seats back.
    2. Disconnect negative [​IMG] battery cable and cover terminal with insulating material.

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    Prior to disconnecting the battery, read the battery cautions in 001 General Warnings and Cautions.

    3. Remove radio. See 650 Radio.

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    Before disconnecting radio be sure to obtain radio anti-theft code.

    4. Remove rubber boot around parking brake lever by prying it up and out of center console.
    If applicable: Pull small trim piece in front of and below parking brake lever backwards about 5 mm (¼ in), then lift to remove.

    5. Working in left and right footwell:

    • Lever off plastic screw covers (A) and remove center console front retaining screws.
    • Remove two screws (B) holding center console to upper dashboard.
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    6. Working at center dashboard:

    • Remove cover plate mounting screws (outer arrows).
    • Unclip heater controls and slide inwards.
    • Working behind cover plate, unplug switches and gauges.
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    7. Remove shifter handle. See 250 Gearshift Linkage.

    8. Using a plastic prying tool, remove shifter bezel and boot.

    9. Remove ash tray. Under ash tray, remove ash tray housing mounting screw.

    10. Remove storage box.

    11. Remove cup holder assembly by depressing retaining clips.

    12. Front console and center dashboard components:

    1.Center dashboard cover plate
    2.Lighter assembly
    3. Cover bezels
    4. Shifter panel
    5. Automatic shifter bezel
    6. Window switch

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    1996 Roadster center dashboard illustrated. Other models are similar.

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    14. Raise rear of center console slightly, while pulling toward rear of vehicle. Pull console back until front locking clips disengage. While lifting console out, disconnect electrical connector for cigarette lighter and clock / onboard computer, if necessary. Carefully remove console from vehicle, checking for wiring, cables or mechanical parts that might get snagged during removal.

    15. Installation is reverse of removal.

    _Click here to view/download high quality PDF
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    I fitted oil pressure, oil Tempertaure, Water temperature (OEM is gauge too heavily buffered) & Air Fuel ratio meter. Seems I cannot post pictures because files to big & the only way I know to reduce file size is to upload to facebook & then save ! Anyway, you will quickly see from the oil pressure gauge that the pressure at a given RPM dramatically varies with engine temperature. the Oil pressure on my M52B28 at 750 RPM idle varies from about 18 to 40 psi depending on temperature & about 40 to 60psi at higher rpm. It is interesting that when driving the car from cold, the OEM in dash water temperature reaches normal before the enigine is upto operating temperature which is not good in my opinion. The real water temperature takes a lot longer to come up & the oil temperature temperature even longer. I do not stress my engine until the oil temperature is up to about 90C
     
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    I will try to post some pics on a new thread
     
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    Hi Peterj, I think that because your motor is aluminium with iron sleeves it does take longer to warm as heat is dissipated so quickly. Please correct me if anyone else has a theory on this, HT? JIM
     
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    Hi Thats great Many thanks! Rocket Ron
     
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    Hi , Thats Great , Many thanks , Rocket Ron. PS sorry if this comes through twice I,m not to good with confusers
     
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    Do you want me to change your display name over (below)? I think Rocket Ron sounds way cool :)
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    Yes Please
     
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    Sorted :) Just remember to use this new name to login in future (or your current email address).
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    Peter, I can help with the photo issue, it is easy!
    get the picture up on the screen, then click on the Windows Icon bottom left side and type 'snipping tool'. This will allow you to drag the mouse [click and hold] to select whatever part or all of the picture you want. then save. The new picture is a jpg and will be very small in Mb/Kb. you can even use the snipping tool to draw on the snip you just did! Look in the options. The new snip picture will be the very very very small. :)
     
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