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Old 03-17-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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oil pressure specs?

i just changed my oil and valve cover gasket and my oil pressure is reading right around 7 psi at idle on my prosport digital gauge with sandwich adapter plate, is this too low or does it matter if its right at 36-40 at 2,000 rpms?
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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7 psi is low. should probably pull the oil pan and check the pickup for sludge.

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7 psi is low. should probably pull the oil pan and check the pickup for sludge.

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thats what i was thinking, idk if it was a ground or if i should do that.. think the pick up screen got clogged up somehow with the oil change?
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it's possible that when they did the oil change, some sludge got knocked loose or whatever and plugged the screen on the oil pickup, but more likely that it's been this way for a while...

are you getting an oil pressure light on your dash?
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it's possible that when they did the oil change, some sludge got knocked loose or whatever and plugged the screen on the oil pickup, but more likely that it's been this way for a while...

are you getting an oil pressure light on your dash?
no its never come on, and theres no weird noises or anything i would associate with low oil pressure, theres no ticking or anything and thats why im thinking the gauge might be giving me a bad reading or something, i dont know. its electrical stuff and im never any good at that so it could be a bad ground or something but who knows. ill drop the pan here next week and see whats up.
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7 psi at idle is uncomfortably low and I do believe that is right around the trigger point for the dash light.

Heck does your dash light even come on at startup before any oil pressure is generated.

Rule of thumb is 10 psi of oil pressure per 1000 rpm. I get ancy if mine drops to 13 psi at idle (outdoor temp and oil grade related).

Pull the pan and valve cover and take a look.



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7 psi at idle is uncomfortably low and I do believe that is right around the trigger point for the dash light.

Heck does your dash light even come on at startup before any oil pressure is generated.

Rule of thumb is 10 psi of oil pressure per 1000 rpm. I get ancy if mine drops to 13 psi at idle (outdoor temp and oil grade related).

Pull the pan and valve cover and take a look.
yea i was thinking that too, so its about 3 psi too low, but it hasnt been that low the past day i was driving it (today) it was right around 14-15 at idle and i did the valve cover gasket a few days ago and it was really clean, no sludge specks or anything. only thing is, the inside has that yellow tint from the stupid ethanol in the gas/and the oil.
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