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This is a discussion on Oil Pressure within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; When I got in my 2001 Trans Am WS6 yesterday, I cranked it up and rev it up to about ...

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    When I got in my 2001 Trans Am WS6 yesterday, I cranked it up and rev it up to about 2800 rpms a few times before I took off. But I noticed the oil pressure gauge moving very quickly from about 40 to almost 75 when I was doing so. I have also noticed the gauge move slowly up when I had to radio turned up loud.

    Is this something I should worry about, need to get fixed, or is it normal?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 badblack transam 01
    When I got in my 2001 Trans Am WS6 yesterday, I cranked it up and rev it up to about 2800 rpms a few times before I took off. But I noticed the oil pressure gauge moving very quickly from about 40 to almost 75 when I was doing so. I have also noticed the gauge move slowly up when I had to radio turned up loud.

    Is this something I should worry about, need to get fixed, or is it normal?


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    Oil pressure should ramp up and down when you rev the motor not sure if it should read 75psi @ 2800 rpm but when the motor is cold it's possible. Sounds like you may have a bad connection for the oil pressure sending unit; the radio thing maybe vibrating the connection causing the gauge to bounce around, I would recomend it be checked out and corrected. You really do want to have the oil pressure gauge read correctly, it's your life-line to your engine heart beat!

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    thats completely reasonable...the LS has a lot of oil pressure......the pump is too good for the size of the holes in the engine....it boils down to theres too small of a leak for the amount of oil that is being pumped...cause thats what it is...a controled leak

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    Quote Originally Posted by lrader99
    thats completely reasonable...the LS has a lot of oil pressure......the pump is too good for the size of the holes in the engine....it boils down to theres too small of a leak for the amount of oil that is being pumped...cause thats what it is...a controled leak
    So your saying its fine and nothing to worry about?

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