Think of all the moving parts in your engine. Specifically the most important to have pressure, the point where the rods swing on the crankshaft, and where the crankshaft swings where it's held in the block. What oil pressure does, is create a buffer between the crank and the bearings. Remember that the crank is just slightly smaller than the bearings it sits in. By having pressure in the oil that is in that small space, it keeps the parts from touching (hopefully). Just oil being there isn't enough in places like that. It needs to keep the crank centered in the passage. If oil pressure drops too low, the crank will contact the bearings. Shortly after, bearing failure. After that, the crank is ruined. Then funny noises, and eventual engine seize up. That's why oil pressure is so important.
You know that little red oil light on the left (along with the trac light) that comes on when you start the car? Thats an oil pressure warning light. So if you see that while driving, your oil pressure is low. I don't know how the ECU decides when to turn the light on though, probably has an oil pressure/rpm map.
Our engines don't have an oil starvation problems with high-G cornering, so it may not be worth it to get a gauge.
I am looking for a new set of adjustable cam gears, and was curious what everyone recommended? The market is a lot different than it was 5 or 10 years ago, not as many options. The Powerhouse ones looked interesting, with the available adjustment kit and locking tabs for each degree.
It seems like my 2nd turbo is starting to go so thinking about going single.
I don't know that much about turbo's yet hence I'm coming here for help.
I found a nice brand new HX40 with a 60/86 billet compressor wheel and a 16cm^2 75/65 exhaust turbine.
In the beginning I'd like to...
I have the AEM Infinity 8 with the plug n play harness. According to AEM the Vehicle Speed Sensor No.1 maps to pin C1-25 on the AEM ECU. I have read all about the VSS signal and the problems with it going through the Odometer. My speedometer works fine. I have depinned both the pink wire and...