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Old 04-20-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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Thanks to bro and his labor i was able to get the Bonne in for a much needed oil pan gasket




















The oil pressure was back up, but when I got home it was low again. Im thinking that its because I still need to do the LIM gasket Little at a time, little at a time
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Is that at idle? If thats at idle its not bad..

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Mine is a bit less than your indicated oil pressure at Hot idle, on the road mine is around 50-55PSI and maybe 60 at WOT
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Gotta be better than mine, at hot idle, it'* a little above the red zone sometimes, 12 psi or so.
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Is that at idle? If thats at idle its not bad..
The oil pressure was at idle. I took the pic right after I pulled it out of the bay at operating temp, however, the pressure dropped when I got home and was at the third line from 0.

Could be because the LIM gasket needs replacing. I just hope that it doesnt blow it out now that the oil pan is tight and leakproof!!
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Your oil pressure is definetly in the safe zone. As long as the gauge needle isn't bouncing around erratically or the pressure changing in an extreme way, your oil pressure is good.
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20 PSI is not too bad... I like to see 25-30 psi at hot idle and 50-60 psi at road speed..

Just keep an eye on it... If you don't go any lower than that I'd say you are doing ok

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20 PSI is not too bad... I like to see 25-30 psi at hot idle and 50-60 psi at road speed..

Just keep an eye on it... If you don't go any lower than that I'd say you are doing ok
I'm not sure if I missed something, but he said "The third line from the 0." That'* 30psi if I'm not mistaken and definetly enough oil pressure for idle engine speed.
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I thought he was talking about the 3rd line including the line at 0... we need a pic of the oil pressure at dead hot idle..

But what is seen on that gage is good oil pressure for hot idle..

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I would say that Jr's3800 is on the money because from 0 to 40 I believe each line represents 10 PSI and after 40 to 120 each line represents 20 PSI. But the pic I posted IS of the car at idle at operating temp.

I will take another pic tonight after I get out of work to show the difference from when I left the dealership until I got home. (10 minute drive).
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