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R90pilot 05-17-2012 08:04 AM

Oil PSI Switch
 
I remember reading about NAPA having an oil PSI switch that was a match for the R90/6 but I can not find the napa part number. Does anyone have that handy?

Thanks
Tom

wirewrkr 05-17-2012 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by R90pilot (Post 18706868)
I remember reading about NAPA having an oil PSI switch that was a match for the R90/6 but I can not find the napa part number. Does anyone have that handy?

Thanks
Tom

It's actually more expensive than the factory BMW one. Are you near a BMW dealer or have access to one?
Don't believe the rumors that "it's the same as any aircooled VW" that's not true except for the 70-73 /5 bikes.
Sorry don't recall the part number from NAPA but I believe it was from an 80s model BMW car.

Airhead Wrangler 05-17-2012 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by wirewrkr (Post 18706906)
Don't believe the rumors that "it's the same as any aircooled VW" that's not true except for the 70-73 /5 bikes.

Also I think I remember that the VW sensors have a somewhat higher switching pressure so they'd give a bit more advanced warning of oil pressure loss rather than indicating that you're already f*&%ed and have been for a while.

R90pilot 05-17-2012 08:51 AM

NAPA Oil Pressure Switch OP6065

Airhead Wrangler 05-17-2012 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by R90pilot (Post 18707195)
NAPA Oil Pressure Switch OP6065

What's the switching pressure? The NAPA switches with the higher pressure can flicker at idle and freak people out. FYI.

Garbln 05-17-2012 09:14 AM

The stock ones can flicker at idle too! I have BMW's with each kind.

Airhead Wrangler 05-17-2012 09:26 AM

If a stock BMW oil pressure switch functioning correctly is flickering at idle then you have problems. Either your oil pump, mains, or big ends (or all three) are hosed or will be shortly. The switching pressure on the stock switches is only about 3 psi, so if you have less than that, your engine is devouring itself. You sure you aren't looking at the charge light?

wirewrkr 05-17-2012 02:01 PM

61 31 1 243 414 is the BMW number, msrp $10.80 and comes with the crush ring
NAPA #OP6065 is $13.99 does not show the crush ring in the online pic

Hawk Medicine 05-17-2012 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler (Post 18707490)
If a stock BMW oil pressure switch functioning correctly is flickering at idle then you have problems. Either your oil pump, mains, or big ends (or all three) are hosed or will be shortly. The switching pressure on the stock switches is only about 3 psi, so if you have less than that, your engine is devouring itself. You sure you aren't looking at the charge light?

No kidding! Just ask me how I figured that one out!

And if the light is OK at start-up but flickering under decileration, you REALLY need to look things over! :lol3


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