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This is a discussion on Oil Pressure?? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I recently changed my oil. 6 quarts of Mobil 1 Full Synthetic wit a mobil 1 filter. On the way ...

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    Question Oil Pressure??

    I recently changed my oil. 6 quarts of Mobil 1 Full Synthetic wit a mobil 1 filter. On the way home I noticed the pressure reading a lot higher than it had been. Before we changed it, the gauge usually never passed 60, but after the change, whenever I got on the gas the guage would climb nearly all the way to 80. I would let off as soon as I saw this occuring, but I need to know if this is normal if its too much oil in the car. The dipstick reads right at the tip of the grid, but I don't understand how the pressure climbs to 80 when I'm at about 4,500-5,000 rpms. When I'm at idle it sits at about 50 and cruises at 60-65.

    Any ideas???

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    Sounds like good oil pressure to me. 5.5 is the usual amount.

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    there wont be any problems maxin the guage to 80psi?

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    I wouldnt think so. I had a 84 HO z28 and the max on its gauge was 60psi which it ran at while idling. You may have about a half quart too much oil but that shouldnt hurt it. I mean think about it-it never read so high until the oil change right? sometimes its hard to see the exact level of oil on the stick so check it 3 times wiping off the dipstick inbetween every time you check it. What weight oil did you use this time? thicker oil will make the pressure go up a bit. Also I really wouldnt be too worried about it though.
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    I jus drained the 15w-50 I had in there. (Yeah, mistake). I replaced it with some 5w-30 Mobil 1 and I'm about to take it for a drive to check the pressure. Thanks for the help tho man.

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    Thats all it was-different weight oil.

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    I second that conclussion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muscle View Post
    I jus drained the 15w-50 I had in there. (Yeah, mistake). I replaced it with some 5w-30 Mobil 1 and I'm about to take it for a drive to check the pressure. Thanks for the help tho man.
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    funny thing I just did my oil change tonight too, 5w-30 full synthetic Mobil 1 I used a stock filter how about you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bouvs View Post
    funny thing I just did my oil change tonight too, 5w-30 full synthetic Mobil 1 I used a stock filter how about you?
    i just did my oil change today as well...mobil 1 syth with delco filter

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    AC delco filter here too... I'm curious how much oil did your engines take? mine took a little over 5 litres.

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