Actual oil pressures with GDE oil pres. kit ???

Actual oil pressures with GDE oil pres. kit ???

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    Actual oil pressures with GDE oil pres. kit ???

    Can anybody tell me what actual oil pressure they see with the GDE kit as apposed to the computer generated estimated oil pressure ? What pressure would you see with the engine hot from climbing a steep hill ect.

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    Hill doesn't matter, pressure just varies based on RPM.

    I get 21-22 at idle with the GDE pressure sending unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bounty Hunter View Post
    Hill doesn't matter, pressure just varies based on RPM.

    I get 21-22 at idle with the GDE pressure sending unit.
    That's a good psi for idle, engine warmed up I would be happy with that. I noticed on one long hill I was pulling probably 9000 lbs give or take my oil pressure was lower than normal but the engine oil was also likely pretty hot but of course I am getting a computer generated pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    That's a good psi for idle, engine warmed up I would be happy with that. I noticed on one long hill I was pulling probably 9000 lbs give or take my oil pressure was lower than normal but the engine oil was also likely pretty hot but of course I am getting a computer generated pressure.
    What oil temps were you running?

    I've had the GDE oil pressure sending unit for over a year now, wouldn't run without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bounty Hunter View Post
    Hill doesn't matter, pressure just varies based on RPM.

    I get 21-22 at idle with the GDE pressure sending unit.
    I'm guessing he was looking for an oil pressure when the oil is hot like 250+ which our trucks dont see with our aftermarket oil coolers.

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    While I installed an aftermarket non-GDE oil pressure gauge, the readings are similar.

    When hot, idle is around 22-24 psi.

    At 2000 rpm, about 40 psi. This is the one to watch as it's fairly steady reading while on the interstate. If the engine is really hot, that figure will drop to 35-36 psi.

    At 3000 rpm, over 60 psi

    When the engine is cold, oil pressure will hit 100 psi.

    I too am glad to have it installed. At least give you a chance to get off the hwy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sourdo View Post
    While I installed an aftermarket non-GDE oil pressure gauge, the readings are similar.

    When hot, idle is around 22-24 psi.

    At 2000 rpm, about 40 psi. This is the one to watch as it's fairly steady reading while on the interstate. If the engine is really hot, that figure will drop to 35-36 psi.

    At 3000 rpm, over 60 psi

    When the engine is cold, oil pressure will hit 100 psi.

    I too am glad to have it installed. At least give you a chance to get off the hwy.
    Those look like real decent oil pressure readings I have not been monitoring my oil temp because heat has been a total non issue to me. I have the Maximum cooling package only noticed the engine fan come on 1 time in the 2 1/2 years I have had the truck everything comes up to temp then hardly moves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    Those look like real decent oil pressure readings I have not been monitoring my oil temp because heat has been a total non issue to me. I have the Maximum cooling package only noticed the engine fan come on 1 time in the 2 1/2 years I have had the truck everything comes up to temp then hardly moves.
    If your referencing the maximum cooling package from RAM as a factory option, it is my understanding that all ecodiesels have the maximum cooling package.

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    If you are getting 100 psi at cold idle, might want to switch to a thinner oil! I used to run Rotella T6 5w40 in my Arctic Cat Diesel. 1 morning it was colder than -20F, I noticed the mechanical oil pressure gauge was pegged at 100 psi. I probably should have let warm up longer, but after a couple minutes drove it and it blew seals out of the turbocharger! Fairly easy repair on my ATV, bet it's a beoch on a Ram, though. Switching to 0w40 Synthetic ended the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    If your referencing the maximum cooling package from RAM as a factory option, it is my understanding that all ecodiesels have the maximum cooling package.
    I really don't know anything about maximum cooling but it is listed as an option on my truck. I have zero difficulties with heat https://www.ramtrucks.com/webselfser...RR7TM7ES378484

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