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Old 04-18-17, 12:51 AM   #811
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Default Re: Baron's '05 STi journal - **It ran again, this time much better!!**

Glad you finally got to put some miles on it after such a long time, Gavin!
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Old 04-18-17, 07:10 AM   #812
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Logs look good for break-in and the limited data we're taking right now. Drive it... And drive it more. I may have to reduce the knock sensor sensitivity a little more, but we'll see how much noise that motor makes.
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Old 04-18-17, 12:46 PM   #813
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I was concerned about oil pressure from the previous oil on Saturday, because I was super low at idle, but changing to the current oil I was at 10-18 idle depending on incline today; a little better.
Looks like you are using a oil pressure sender extension? If so I wouldn't worry about idle oil pressure. If you kick the throttle to, and hold it at about 1000-1500rpm it should go right up past 25-35psi right? I had a similar problem with my old gauge, it was just having it go through that line reduced the pressure that the sender could read... sometimes it would be 0-5psi at idle but I know it is false because the OEM pressure switch wouldn't trigger the light. I switched to greddy gauges and the tiny sender is now tee'd with the factory switch and idle pressure now reads correct at 25-30psi range.
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The magnetic drain plug can only catch so much.
Throw that drain plug in the garbage and put a Fumoto Valve in there. We did a magnetic drain plug test on two cars (A well known magnetic drain company wanted us to sell their product, but I told them we needed to test first), and repeated the test because I didn't believe the results the first time around, on both cars!. Blackstone Labs has a paper written about their own testing results, which our results mimicked. Snake oil! Don't assume 'it can't be any worse running one', yes it can.

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I was concerned about oil pressure from the previous oil on Saturday, because I was super low at idle, but changing to the current oil I was at 10-18 idle depending on incline today; a little better.
What is your current oil and what port is the sender located? If you're concerned, a $15 mechanical gauge will tell you for sure if your gauge is correct or not. Oil pressure is not something to screw with, and $15 is cheap insurance to know what's going on. Plus it's a tool for the toolbox that can be used in the future.
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What did you find in the test?
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What did you find in the test?
This goes back to ~2013-ish. Metals were marginally higher with the magnet. Personally, I feel this might have something to do with the magnet magnetizing ferrous debris. As the magnet collects and looses particles (it can only hold so much), the magnetic debris could become stuck, causing wear, to other ferrous metals because of the added magnetism. Whereas without being magnetized, is would just wash through.

The magnets we tested are super strong, on a plug that is considered to be "the best" magnetic plug out there. That being said, an oil pan is a dynamic environment. Fluid is pumping through at a rapid rate, with temperature variations, and directions changes. The marketing that eludes to debris accumulating and never coming off, is IMO hopeful.

Another thing is I would never say 'a magnetic drain plug will kill your engine'. The results were marginally worse, although repeatable. I wouldn't say it's enough to be worried about, but IMO there is more value in watching a cat get dizzy trying to watch that money as it disappears in the toilet.
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How many miles do you have on the car now?
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Yes blurred, I'm using an oil pressure sender extension, so yeah maybe that has something to do with it. When I put the RPMs at 1000-1500, with the current oil, I'm at 28-38psi. I also have the OEM pressure switch connected as well, hasn't lit up at all.

killerb, thanks for the info. I'll be changing the oil again soon, at 500 or so. I bought the drain plug a few years ago and it was like $25 or so. Not a crazy amount of money. I have the sender connected to the rear oil galley on the passenger side of the block, pretty common spot. The only thing is, and like blurred said, it could be the length of the pressure hose that may have something to do with it.

Jason, there's 200 miles on it now I'll probably be putting some more on it tonight. I have more logs for you if you want.

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I have the sender connected to the rear oil galley on the passenger side of the block, pretty common spot.
This is actually a much less common location, for the exact reasons you're observing. It will show lower oil pressure. If you're OK with that, leave it. If you want to compare apples to apples, with what everyone else is seeing, then move it to the front port like 90% of installs out there
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