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Old 04-02-2003, 10:12 AM   #1
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What should be the oil pressure for this engine. Min drops to 20-25 at idle and goes up to 40 at highway speeds.

Does anyone know of a high volumne pump for this motor??? I alway ran my smallblock chevys at around 60-80psi.

Pressures this low make me a bit nervous.......

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i notice recently that mine does the same thing. I have it parked right now but when I go home I will check it out some more. It goes right back up when u hit the gas too. I noticed that it was low while in traffic.
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thanks alot. I use fram. I never knew that about them. Acdelco here i come
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i use the k&n 1001 filter. it'* easy to get on and off and i think i noticed a difference at higher rpm. My roomate changed on his 00 SS camaro and thought he pick up a little on the high end also. But we are not sure if it'* mental or for real. Also we run royal purple street formula oil
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Try going with the K&N oil filter. They cost a few bucks more but they are worth it! They last twice as long and filter much better than AC'* piece. I've tried most of them, Fram, AC, Pennzoil (sp?), I have had nothing but good from the K&N. The pressure seems to stay more consistent.
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I am using K&N oil...I didn't really notice any psi change....Maybe your (or my) gauges aren't necessarily correct...
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Ok... Now this is getting really weird. After the car is warmed up and sitting at idle.... 15 PSI , Take off and cruise .... 35 PSI ..... WOT 6000RPM 100+ PSI .... Is this a sending unit problem or a oil pump problem or a guage problem...?

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ok you guys i think its the cars not the filters, on my last car a 96 cougar i always used fram filters and my oil psi was always about 60. Now that i have my bonneville it seems like its always 40 psi around town and about 60 highway and thats with a factory filter. My oil change is coming up and i will be putting on the good old cheap fram filter from Wal-Mart.
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I have the same thing going on w/ my car. When i first start it up and start driving it'* all good but after a while when the car warms up the psi starts to drop. When i drive it'* at 40 but when i slow down the psi drops down to 20. I'm getting my car inspected on friday and i'm gonna get my oil+filter changed. I'll get the acdelco one and let you guys know what went down.
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Well I've decided to replace the sending unit and at the same time, hook up a mechaniical SW guage under the hood to check the accuracy. If I'm going to the track .... and crank it up... I'd better know what it is for sure....

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