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1970 A 65 L oil pressure switch

1970 A 65 L oil pressure switch

Postby pierodn » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:01 pm

Hi All.

Anyone knows what is the correct PSI of the oil pressure switch of the 1970 A65 L?.

It happens that when the bike is warm (after a half hour of use) the oil pressure warning light switch on under 3000 RPM. 

Could be faulty the switch or is it with a PSI too high; the oil pressure switch is not the stock one (196508 / 5307/1/07) but one i have bought new.

I have a part another stock oil pressure switch but it is 5300 like for 1971 OIF type engine as the parts list says.

What is the differences between 53007 and 5300?

What i have to check?

Or could be the oil pump faulty?

Thank you.

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Piero

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Re: 1970 A 65 L oil pressure switch

Postby L.A.B. » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:37 pm

pierodn wrote: Hi All.

Anyone knows what is the correct PSI of the oil pressure switch of the 1970 A65 L?.


5 PSI according to the factory manual (Smiths PS5307/05 switch).

pierodn wrote:It happens that when the bike is warm (after a half hour of use) the oil pressure warning light switch on under 3000 RPM. 

Could be faulty the switch


It could be, or could be low oil pressure?

pierodn wrote: or is it with a PSI too high; the oil pressure switch is not the stock one (196508 / 5307/1/07) but one i have bought new.


07 = 7 PSI.


pierodn wrote:I have a part another stock oil pressure switch but it is 5300 like for 1971 OIF type engine as the parts list says.

What is the differences between 53007 and 5300?


5300/1/07 is NPS (parallel) thread
5307/07 is NPTF (dry-fit tapered) thread.


pierodn wrote: Or could be the oil pump faulty?


That is a possibility, however, it is not the only one.
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Re: 1970 A 65 L oil pressure sitch

Postby pierodn » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:39 am

Hi Les,
Thank you.
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Re: 1970 A 65 L oil pressure switch

Postby lazyeye6 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:15 pm

I experienced the same thing with a 1969 Lightning I had. I plumbed an oil pressure gauge into the pressure switch orifice and determined that pressure was fine. The pressure sender unit was faulty. It wasn't a Lucas sender. I found that OEM Lucas senders are rather hard to find, but can be found. Your oil pump has to be very trashed not to produce over 5# pressure. Sometimes it can be caused by the pressure release valve being stuck open.
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Re: 1970 A 65 L oil pressure switch

Postby L.A.B. » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:24 am

lazyeye6 wrote:The pressure sender unit was faulty. It wasn't a Lucas sender. I found that OEM Lucas senders are rather hard to find, but can be found.


Original oil pressure switches fitted to the vast majority of British motorcycles, including the A65, were made by Smiths, not Lucas. :wink:
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Re: 1970 A 65 L oil pressure switch

Postby slimslowslider » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:17 pm

Best check is to attach a pressure gauge to the pressure switch port temporarily and see how pressure behaves while oil warms up during riding.
You could use pneumatic push-in fittings and 6 mm nylon line, they hold.
Easy check is the relief valve, more info here for example: http://www.a7a10.net/BSA/oilrelief.htm.

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