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Old 02-18-2012, 12:48 AM
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normal oil pressure range

I noticed today that my oil pressure was up to 80-90 psi after starting out in the morning. After a few min it drops back down to what has been its normal of ~40 psi (at least in 6 weeks I've owned it). Is that 80-90 psi OK?

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Old 02-18-2012, 04:35 AM
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Was it cold? The oil may have been thick and pressure dropped as it warmed up and thinned.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:11 AM
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If it keeps doing it, try switching out to a thinner oil.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:23 PM
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The Pentastar V6 has a variable oil pressure system. It caught me off gaurd too when mine did the same thing. 80 psi cold then 30 psi warm. This is normal. At operating temps the oil pressure drops at low RPMs to conserve fuel. When RPMs increase the oil pressure will increase for more lubrication.
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