very high oil pressure reading after oil change
Finally, a potential problem i can post about! I've been a member for a while with very few posts because my Bonne is pretty much as reliable as a sunrise. 165K and going strong.
I've been driving a lot lately, around 3-4K miles per month, and stopped into a place for a quickie service. got the oil and filter changed as always, except I usually use Max Life oil, and this place didn't have it. So it'* got regular 10-30 Havoline and Purolator filter. I'll change it again real soon as I was overdue and the oil was pretty dirty.
Anyway, the oil pressure has ALWAYS run at about half mark at idle and the 3/4 mark at cruising speeds. Immediately after the change it went close to the 120 mark and it hasn't gone down to the 3/4 mark yet under any conditions. I drove a mile and went back to ask the guy about it. he checked and said everything was OK,. it had the correct filter blah blah and it must be a bad sending unit. I watched the guy pump 10-30 into it.
Could it be a coincidence or something they did? I can't imagine what, but it is just disconcerting to suddenly have something different with old reliable.
I should mention it is a 97 non-SC car.
Last edited by txmike; 01-10-2010 at 10:24 PM.
Reason: more info