Oil pressure test


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Oil pressure test

Postby bykerbiker » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:28 am



Hi guys I've just renewed my water pump and have boxed up the pump casing, I'm now waiting for a control switch for the radiater fan do you think there would be any problems if I start the engine up to test the oil pressure and casing tightness switching off as soon as I get the oil presure light off , considering the water pump will be dry. I'll appreciate any input on this. Just a thought would I get enough oil pressure just by cranking the engine without actually starting the motor as the plugs are out at the moment.



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Re: Oil pressure test

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:20 am

When ever I do an oil change I crank the engine with the kill switch in the off position until the oil pressure light goes out just to make sure the engine isnt run with out any oi pressure. So the answer to your question is Yes it will work, you will hurt nothing. 8-)
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Re: Oil pressure test

Postby Old Fogey » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:18 am

RoadRogue wrote:When ever I do an oil change I crank the engine with the kill switch in the off position until the oil pressure light goes out just to make sure the engine isnt run with out any oi pressure. So the answer to your question is Yes it will work, you will hurt nothing. 8-)


Wot he sed!
It makes good sense to do that procedure whenever the bike has been sitting for a while as well.
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Re: Oil pressure test

Postby wilmo » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:53 pm

it's best to remove the plugs first though so there's no pressure on the bearings and such. it still primes the pump

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Re: Oil pressure test

Postby bykerbiker » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:38 am

Did as OldRouge said fired it up kill switch worked great :)




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