So I realize these are stock gauges and if it continues to be a problem I will get a mechanic to verify it for me and replace the sending unit if need-be, but has anyone heard of this...?
This is the first time I've noticed this happening, but it'* also the first time I sat in traffic fooorreverrr with this car. It always starts and runs like a dream (
) with the oil pressure ~60ish comfortably.
Suddenly when I looked over (still in traffic), I see it jiggling around 35ish. It'* pretty jittery down there, but not fluctuating much. When I give it some gas, it shoots right up with the RPMs to reach its normal level and caps there. when I let off the gas, it follows the drop in RPMs back to 35ish. The old girl did had jittery pressure like that the whole drive home that day as well. Just some strange activity I've never experienced...
When I started her up today and let her get to regular temperature, she seems go to 80, then slowly drop as she gains regular temperature but doesn't
drop like that again at full temp... but again the engine wasn't running nearly as long either.
NOTE: It was a warmer yesterday than usual (or at least the sun was bright and hot but wind was cool) as well. Could that affect it?