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Old 06-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Oil Pressure Question

What is the normal Oil Pressure levels for idle and while driving?, I noticed my oil pressure drop today while I was idle in traffic for like 10 minutes it was below 30, then it went up as I accelerated It was on the line after 30. I never noticed this until today, Is this normal for the SS?

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Old 06-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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At idle, mine sits around 30, maybe a little under. Under acceleration it moves up to between the 30 and whatever the high mark is. 60ish? In other words, sounds normal.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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At idle, mine sits around 30, maybe a little under. Under acceleration it moves up to between the 30 and whatever the high mark is. 60ish? In other words, sounds normal.
Thank you man, I can rest easy now.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
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Depends on how hot the oil is, a little under 30 when hot at idle and around 35 or so cruising and around 60 when nailing it.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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that sounds normal for 5w-30 oil.but if your gonna beat on these things and especially if your forced induction,my motor guy says 15w-50.thats what I run and carry about 10 lbs more than that.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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This is good information guys, I will read up more on this. I'm so glad this is normal operation being that my car has less than 4000 miles on it, I was worried I had a problem with the car. Thanks guys.
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