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    What the heck is up with this??? My car's oil pressure gauge barely goes down below 40... is that bad?? its been doing this since i got it...

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    same with me... my car keeps telling me i have low oil too, but yea... never under 40...

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    my car doesn't give me the low oil... do we have a better oil pump??

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    My cars oil pressue us wierd also but its just the opposite of yours,

    My 1st youtube vid

    if everything is running ok I wouldnt worry to much about it. Sounds to me like your oil pressure is great.

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    Mine does not go much below 40 either.

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    Once mine warms up it goes under 40 at idle

    but its over 40 untill it warms up

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    yall wouldnt happen to be running a fram oil filter by chance?
    they have been know to change oil pressure slightly usually lowers it

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    high oil pressure should never be a bad thing unless its like a high volume high pressure oil pump then all your oil would be up in the engine instead of lubing the crank and bearing in the bottom end. a high performance oil filter will cause a a little change as i said above. i'm running a K & N right now. it dropped slightly but still never drops below 35-40lbs and is almost pegged at 70mph down in interstate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutch1999 View Post
    My cars oil pressue us wierd also but its just the opposite of yours,

    My 1st youtube vid

    if everything is running ok I wouldnt worry to much about it. Sounds to me like your oil pressure is great.
    I have the same problem. I've only been noticing it the last few weeks, it might just be time for an oil change. My oil change lgiht just came on actually.

    Normally the pressure would rarely drop below 50, sometimes it'd be closer to 60 when leaving work when it was cold.


    Today it actually got down to a little over 20 when sitting at a light after a 40 minute trip. It idles at 600, btw.

    It worried me, but I'm going to change the oil and get rid of the Fram filter. Hopefully that'll fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    I have the same problem. I've only been noticing it the last few weeks, it might just be time for an oil change. My oil change lgiht just came on actually.

    Normally the pressure would rarely drop below 50, sometimes it'd be closer to 60 when leaving work when it was cold.


    Today it actually got down to a little over 20 when sitting at a light after a 40 minute trip. It idles at 600, btw.

    It worried me, but I'm going to change the oil and get rid of the Fram filter. Hopefully that'll fix it.
    im getting close to an oil change also, about 300 miles

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