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Old 01-26-2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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V6 LFX oil pressure?

Do anyone else think these V6 LFX engines run a little high in oil pressure?

Seems my gauge is always pegged out to the right while driving?

Is this normal?
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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#PIP4690D: Normal Characteristic - High Oil Pressure Gauge Readings - (Oct 16, 2012)

Subject:Normal Characteristic - High Oil Pressure Gauge Readings

Models:2010 - 2013 Chevrolet Camaro
Equipped with 3.6L LLT or LFX Engines

The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.
Condition/Concern


Some owners may comment that the oil pressure gauge is indicating that the engine appears to be operating with very high oil pressure.
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Under various engine operating conditions 60 psi (413 kpa.) of oil pressure may be displayed on the oil pressure gauge. This should be considered as normal operation. In addition, during a cold engine start-up (especially during cold ambient temperatures) the oil pressure gauge may display at 70 psi (482 kpa.) or all the way to the right. This condition should also be considered as normal operation. As the engine and oil warm up, the gauge should begin to return to approximately 60 psi (413 kpa.).
Important: Because these operating pressures are considered normal operation, no repair attempts or parts should be replaced.
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Please communicate to the customer this condition is a normal operating characteristic of their vehicle. This condition will not impact the designed performance or reliability of the vehicle.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:36 AM   #3
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These motors the timing chain tensioners are very dependant on oil pressure to keep the chain from jumping teeth so sycraft is correct.

This is also a reason it is so critical to keep an eye on your oil level!!!! Any low oil can allow the pump to suck air when stopping/starting/cornering abruptly and allow the chain to loose tension to the point it can junp teeth and cause piston to valve interference.

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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Ok. Thx for the info.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:29 AM   #5
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On a side note, I got a scangauge II and programmed it for trans oil temp on my manual trans. Boy it takes a while to heat up!! Driving for a few miles the oil was still only at 70 degrees after a cold night in the garage. Made my think twice about getting frisky until the tranny oil warmed up. CAI temps are damn close to outside air BTW, unwarmed they are the same, warmed 5-10 degrees different during winter, the CAI CAI is doing its job nicely. I figure warm turbulance air off the radiator is getting in but only slightly. For those thinking about getting the gauges, I will say for less than half the price ($140) you can get most of what the gauges do between your stock car info and the scangauge, plus a code scanner and reset, and manually set up display of (2) green and (3) blue matches the stock color of the cluster perfectly. A good and cheaper alternative.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:47 PM   #6
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I know this is an older thread, but ...

I never really noticed the reading on this gauge before, but I had my 13 in for its first oil change morning at the dealership ... on the way home, I glanced at the gauge and noticed it was pegged to the right anytime I was accelerating. I went back, and they were very thorough in letting me know this was normal.

They pulled out the manual, the service bulletin, check the oil level, hooked it up to the computer, and even went so far as to pull a brand new one off the lot, and showed me it was the same behavior.
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oil pressure

My 3.6 also does this. It does surprise me though that they didn't put a higher range on the gauges, as most gauges are designed to run at the normal at mid- range.
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It is a universal Guage that was meant for the v8.
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Using a dash logic, under hard accelerating, ive seen it get up to 100-102 psi...
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Using a dash logic, under hard accelerating, ive seen it get up to 100-102 psi...
Is this supposed to be normal ??
If I have the car under 2K RPM the oil pressure is not all the way to the right
but once I hit 2K RPM or higher it stays all the way to the right.
Is this normal at all ???
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Yes. Normal
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So no need to panic... and you do realize the 4 pack gauges only go to 70psi, right?

In similar fashion, if a car has a 160 speedo, and the car goes above 160...it's gonna stay pegged at 160 no matter how much faster the car goes... the only time it will move back under 160 is when the car goes under 160.

So in the same sense the oil pressure gauge will work the same way.
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