Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
B&M
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing

Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing Discussions on mechanical maintenance and servicing of your Camaro

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-18-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
Ogun
 
Drives: 2011 Chevy camaro 2lt rs
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Clayton nj
Posts: 14
Oil Pressure Gauge Fluctuating ?????

Hey guys just had my 2011 camaro 2lt rs for more than a week now i didnt get to drive it much because my commute to work is 50 miles a day and today when i had it out i noticed the oil pressure gauge is fluctuating a lot. At idle its about 30 -40 psi and acceleration its 70 psi and cruising its about 50 psi. My friend noticed and told me to get it checked out he has a 2013 1ss and said his always stays at 65 psi. I drove it back home right away and am going to the dealership first thing in the morning.Hope its nothing serious and just a faulty gauge the car only has 3900 miles on it!!!!!
Ogun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 12:31 AM   #2
Mike-D
HTFU
 
Mike-D's Avatar
 
Drives: 2SS/RS
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 245
have you checked your owners manual, I have a ss so I cant really help out on the V6 model. and not that was not a V8 to V6 shot.
__________________
Mike-D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 12:43 AM   #3
two_wheel_mayhem
Would rather be riding
 
two_wheel_mayhem's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 SS LS3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,724
Normal for V6 oil pressure to fluctuate greatly, when cold it should peg the gauge.
__________________
Nice vehicles with mods.
two_wheel_mayhem is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 12:48 AM   #4
The Blue Angel
Tampa Bay Camaros
 
Drives: 2014 Blue Ray Metallic 1SS/RS
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Palmetto, FL
Posts: 901
Here you go:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207823
__________________
2014 Blue Ray Metallic 1SS/RS
The Blue Angel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 01:25 AM   #5
Avenging Orange

 
Avenging Orange's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Inferno Orange 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Clermont, IN
Posts: 1,002
Oil pressure always fluctuates............its normal. Only time you need to worry is when it reads "0".
__________________
2010 Inferno Orange 2SS/RS M6 Black Leather,Sun Roof, OBX Headers, Haltech CAI , non synthetic fluids, Mike Norris tuned 419/413
Avenging Orange: 36 years of not buying into the Hype........and damn proud of it!!
Avenging Orange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
Chevrolet Customer Svc


 
Chevrolet Customer Svc's Avatar
 
Drives: GM Vehicles
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8,546
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ogun View Post
Hey guys just had my 2011 camaro 2lt rs for more than a week now i didnt get to drive it much because my commute to work is 50 miles a day and today when i had it out i noticed the oil pressure gauge is fluctuating a lot. At idle its about 30 -40 psi and acceleration its 70 psi and cruising its about 50 psi. My friend noticed and told me to get it checked out he has a 2013 1ss and said his always stays at 65 psi. I drove it back home right away and am going to the dealership first thing in the morning.Hope its nothing serious and just a faulty gauge the car only has 3900 miles on it!!!!!
Hello Ogun,

Sorry your oil pressure gauge seems to be having an issue. I see you are all set to visit your dealership. Be sure to let us know how your visit was and the progress of the issue. We are here to assist in where we can.

Reggie B.
Chevrolet Customer Care
Chevrolet Customer Svc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 09:12 AM   #7
SlingShot


 
SlingShot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 - #670
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Seminole, Fl.
Posts: 6,969
Your friends oil pressure isn't at 65, maybe 45 ... It is completely normal for the pressure to fluctuate with different RPM then stabilize at speed. I take it this is your first car with a oil pressure gauge.

No worries ...
__________________
SlingShot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 09:17 AM   #8
Angrybird 12
Retired, Cancer Survivor
 
Angrybird 12's Avatar
 
Drives: 12 CAMARO 1LT, 08 Vue, 14 Spark
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: J. C. Tennessee
Posts: 17,593
It's normal, also if you will notice it will read higher when you first start it up when the engine is cold than after it has warmed up.
No worries..
__________________
Cancer's a bitch! Enjoy life while you can! LIVE, LOVE, DRIVE...CAMARO!

Previous Camaros: 1974, 1979 and 2010.
Angrybird 12 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 09:19 AM   #9
two_wheel_mayhem
Would rather be riding
 
two_wheel_mayhem's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 SS LS3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,724
Yeah I was gonna say your friend is the one that has the problem, but I don't believe his claim anyway.

Your car is fine.
__________________
Nice vehicles with mods.
two_wheel_mayhem is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 09:19 AM   #10
mikeyg36
The GT Troll Hundred
 
mikeyg36's Avatar
 
Drives: Cammed 2012 AGM 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Posts: 8,198
Your friend is smoking something
__________________
Click For Build Thread ***CAI Intake, ARH LTs, FSP Big NA Cam, Tuned By Matt@FSP***
mikeyg36 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #11
KJS
'15 C7 W/ROUND LIGHTS
 
KJS's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 in RJT; 95 Vette
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cut Throat, NY
Posts: 1,625
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeyg36 View Post
Your friend is smoking something
Yup.
(find out what it is and let him know it's causing delusions. now that may not be such a bad thing if he's got a crap life, but just don't give out car advice.....)
__________________
"As ye sow, so shall ye reap" - Me

Mine at sunset
KJS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 09:28 AM   #12
two_wheel_mayhem
Would rather be riding
 
two_wheel_mayhem's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 SS LS3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,724
The gauge only goes up to 70 psi and it's normal for the V6 to bury the gauge when it's cold only, once it warms up it will still hit 50 psi a lot and idle around 30 psi which is normal for the 3.6 it has a high pressure/ high volume pump for it's 5 miles of timing chains needs tons of oil dumped on them.

The V8 will not bury the gauge ever.

So if you were running a constant 65psi in your stock LS3 or L99 you would have an issue, probably a pressure relief valve issue...not good.
__________________
Nice vehicles with mods.
two_wheel_mayhem is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 11:07 AM   #13
Ogun
 
Drives: 2011 Chevy camaro 2lt rs
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Clayton nj
Posts: 14
Thank you guys just came from the dealership they told me the same thing you guys said thank you
Ogun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 11:27 AM   #14
jewel25
2.977
 
jewel25's Avatar
 
Drives: Jewel
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vegas
Posts: 34,635
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ogun View Post
Thank you guys just came from the dealership they told me the same thing you guys said thank you
was just going to post. Seems normal to me.
__________________
jewel25 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.