Oil Pressure Problem
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10-02-2007, 08:30 AM #1
Oil Pressure Problem
Usually when the car is cold the oil pressure will jump higher than normal (around 60 while 40 was normal) I get the check guages light for a few seconds and the oil pressure drops but is still a bit above 40. I do have a catalytic converter that is bad and am wondering if that is the reason for my oil pressure or something else. I am working now on getting LTs and ORY (ORY from LS1.com member) to fixed my cat problem and am wondering if it will fiix the oil pressure problem. Any ideas?
10-02-2007, 01:08 PM #2
oil pressure is never nothing to play around with although 40 psi is pretty decent pressure. Any unusual noises coming from the engine? If everything seems like it's fine I would maybe change out the sending unit first since it's cheap.
10-06-2007, 07:22 AM #3
10-16-2007, 06:55 AM #4
10-16-2007, 06:27 PM #5
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A bad sender can read high or low, or sporatically in between. I consider 40 to 60ish good oil pressure. With no leaks and minimal wear, your oil pressure should climb with the rpms. ROT is 10 psi per 1k rpm, minimum. My jeep has a high flow oil pump, a high pressure filter and is freshly rebuilt; usually runs slightly over 50psi and rises with the rpms.
if you are seeing high oil pressure all the time you need to change the sender. on the oter hand, really low oil pressure can be a sign of oil breaking down.
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