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Oil Pressure Warning - 20 psi - Help!

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malibular8

2004 Wakesetter 23 LSV

On the boat today, oil pressure warning came up on dashboard. Oil pressure psi didn't fluctuate like normal, stayed at 20 psi consistently. I'm sure there are several threads about these issues, but can someone point me in the right direction to start?

Some oil in the bilge, but hard to tell how much.

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oldjeep

any oil in the bilge is bad. Need to find the source.

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MadMan
34 minutes ago, malibular8 said:

Some oil in the bilge, but hard to tell how much.

How much oil does the dipstick show?

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malibular8

Checked oil after it cooled down. Looks like I have a leak - very low. Assume I need to add oil today and see if it's a fast or slow leak?

For 2004 Wakesetter, what's the best oil to use?

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minnmarker

15W-40 Deisel.

Now back to the pontoon breakfast cruise :biggrin:

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RTS
1 hour ago, malibular8 said:

Checked oil after it cooled down. Looks like I have a leak - very low. Assume I need to add oil today and see if it's a fast or slow leak?

For 2004 Wakesetter, what's the best oil to use?

Fast or slow doesn't matter, really.  You need to find and fix the leak.

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robbennett

Any 40 weight diesel oil will do. The winter number doesn't really matter because its never too cold when we use our boats. I use 5w-40 Moblil 1 TDT. It's not that much more expensive than the shell or chevron diesel oil. 

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Rednucleus
42 minutes ago, robbennett said:

Any 40 weight diesel oil will do. The winter number doesn't really matter because its never too cold when we use our boats. I use 5w-40 Moblil 1 TDT. It's not that much more expensive than the shell or chevron diesel oil. 

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I think our Sportster appreciates the winter number in January!

Showing my ignorance, have not heard of using diesel oil. What's the diff and is it better for our Sportster? Good for my cars??

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robbennett

Haha! I'm with you on the winter riding. Down here in GA winter isn't really winter though. A lot of us use it for its extra wear protection in a high stress environment like a marine engine. Could you use regular oil? Probably. I just spring for the diesel oil because its close enough to the same price. 

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malibular8

Thanks for the replies, put 15w40 in and ran it for 45 mins. Didn't notice significant drop, can't see the leak yet. Will monitor and keep checking. 

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