This past Saturday night I was driving in town and glanced at my oil pressure gauge and it was nearly maxed out. At idle with the engine at operating temp the oil pressure is about 80 PSI and under load it shoots up to roughly 110 PSI. Since this happened I have also noticed an engine noise also. It sounds almost like a lifter tick but a little louder. The noise seems to be most prominent from the passenger side of the engine compartment, towards the front of the engine. The tick will speed up and slow down with engine speed. The oil and oil level looked ok but I was almost due for a change so I did that last night. No change in oil pressure and the noise is still there... I only have 71K on my car and kept it very well maintained. Wondering if anyone had any issues like this in the past??
Here'* an update.... IT'* SMOKED! I'm out of my GMPP coverage by 1800 miles and they won't do a damn thing at all. I just had an intake gasket go about 4000 miles and had coolant in the oil. They still wouldn't do anything about it. Anyone know of a short block or long block available like now??
Got my engine swapped out this past weekend with a good used engine from a salvage yard. The new engine only had 30,000 miles on it. Runs better than before now. When I get some spare time in the next couple weeks I'm going to pull apart the old POS engine and see exactly what happened.
New (used) engine $1000 + the install done by me. (not covered under warranty)
My love-hate relationship with this car is hitting new levels.....