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Old 05-08-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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PSI top out quickly, is that normal?

New to the forum and a new owner of a 2010 RS Camaro.

I have quick question on oil pressure. The PSI gauge tops-out at 70 PSI when I am accelerating (when the RPMs are up). I’m not punching it - just speeding up at a good pace. PSI goes back down to around 45/50 when at a consistent speed. The PSI is very quick to up jump-up when speed up. It is full of oil (not too low/high).

Is it normal for the PSI to top-out so quickly and often? Thanks in advance your help.

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Old 05-08-2010, 12:06 PM   #2
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In short, yes. It's a mechanical oil pump and goes up in speed with engine speed, hence the higher pressure at higher RPM.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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means your oil pump is doing its job !
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