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Couple questions about everyones oil pressure and temp

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    Couple questions about everyones oil pressure and temp

    Ive had my car about 6 months and was wondering what everyones oil pressure runs at after being ran for a while. Also what is the temperature that they run at. One more question....there is a 3/4 bypass cap on the bottom drivers side of my radiator and it recently busted while I was driving. I was wondering if it was supposed to go anywhere or are they all that way. My car runs at about 185 down the road and about 195-200 at an idle in drive. The oil pressure is about 45 running down the road and 20-30 at an idle.

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    20 psi seems a bit low, Your pump runs off your motor, so the higher the rpm the more pressure you should have. Temp seems about right but keep in mind these gauges arent the most accurate. How many miles are on the ls1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    20 psi seems a bit low, Your pump runs off your motor, so the higher the rpm the more pressure you should have. Temp seems about right but keep in mind these gauges arent the most accurate. How many miles are on the ls1?
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    He's got a 98 the only year the temp guage worked

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    lol
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    82,000 miles the oil pressure ranges from 20-30 while in drive at a complete stop and the oil pump is inside of the timing cover. So i guess when i do my finally do a cam swap ill change the oil pump

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    I would say that at that mileage at idle and fully warmed up 20 - 30 would be fine. What weight oil are you using? You could switch to 10w 30 if you are running 5w30 right now-would give a higher oil pressure reading. For racing engines they look for 10 psi per 1000 rpm.

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    I use 10w 30

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    Your good kid....no problems with any of the numbers you posted.

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