my engine has a documented 90k, 1980 auto, i have searched various essex V6 based forums, and as a result i am really confused when comparing my Oil gauge readings:
when cold it registers halfway between the 50-100 psi,( 75.. may be) when warmed and idling it drops towards the 50 , lets say 60, it responds\fluctuates slightly when i gently rev it.
Now the engine does have electronic ignition( LUMENITION), a DRA3830 ( 70amp alternator?)...can i conclude that maybe the previous owner has uprated the oil pump or (more likley..relief valve. It drives OK, and my MOT chap says it in good nick..
i have been reading the following thread with interest but..still confused..viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17128&hilit=relief+valve
there are no knocks and bangs on start or when running..should i trust the gauge? ..