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Old 01-31-2008, 12:34 PM   #1
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i have a 98 sse and it has 3 extra gauges, oil pressure volt meter and engine temp. and my oil presssure gauge flys back and forth when i acclerate or stop. it dipps down and its only started recently. but i think there a fine amount of oil in there??
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What numbers is it reading?

40-50 psi at idle fully warmed up (maybe 50-60 on cold startup) is typical in my experience, and a slight increase (10-15 psi) on acceleration is normal since the oil pump is directly crankshaft driven.

If you are getting wild fluctuations, perhaps your oil pressure sender is going out.
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