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Not a truck, on a boat. 471-TI. Fly Bridge oil press gauge reads low 10-15 psi while direct read engineroom gauge reads 20-25. What wiring problem might make the electric gauge read low?

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I have only just noted the discrepancy. I thought this engine was running extremely low oil pressure but doing other work Ijnoticed the direct read gauge showed itvwas fine. I'll start looking for problem tomorrow.

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Gage is electric, so the sending unit can give false reading, or the wiring between the sender and gage may be corroded, and signal is not reaching age with full signal voltage. Or gage is inaccurate. Run jumper wire direct from sender to gage as a test.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I will do this.
Just a note on my previous problem it was bad bearings in the turbo. Thanks.

Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No thank you. Your idea running a jumper is an excellent start.

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