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In a marine genset, how much will be the LO pressure drop if

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In a marine genset, how much will be the LO pressure drop if the main or BE brg clearance increase by say 50%
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
I'm assuming you mean oil pressure drop here
in which case I'd expect a 20-40% drop in oil pressure
a typically mains gallery pressure is 3 -4 Bar at 2000Rpm with hot oil so if this is down at 2 bar its likely the bearings will need attention
this figure does vary from engine to engine though
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
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