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How much oil pressure is TOO much?
Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:08 PM
Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:40 PM
Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:44 PM
Posted 17 March 2005 - 04:33 PM
Assuming that your oil guage is accurate (big assumption), I don't think that the indicated pressure is worrisome. Also, if you bumped, disturbed, or breathed-on the pressure sender before during or after the swap, or if you just have bad kharma, the sender could be way off. My car (formerly my wife's) has read oddly since its swap: It reads 0-5 when cold and -15 hot idle. :-\ The sender body has issues, and can be turned by hand...
Posted 17 March 2005 - 04:36 PM
Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:31 AM
Well, the mantra around here seems to be that every time the engine is out change the timing belts and reseal the oil-pump.
I know - my bad. Hubby and I were trying to get it done ASAP. There are several things I would have LIKED to do too (like degrease the engine compartment!) before the swap, but we just tried to get it done - being w/o a car is a major PIA. Hubby started to change the tranny fluid in his Suburban and the parts store had given me the wrong seal/filter for it, grrrr. So, I had to hitch a ride with hubby at 3:30am on his way to work in his log truck so I could borrow a car to exhange the kit so he could put it back together. What a pain Never again do I want to be a one car home!
At least the seal/belts are something I feel like I could personally tackle during the week sometime.
Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:44 AM
Posted 18 March 2005 - 02:59 PM
My 92 loyale idled at like 5 PSI I swear...
My 87 idles at like 20 PSI... cold mornings with the 20W50 get the pressure up NEAR the top, but not pegged.
Posted 18 March 2005 - 06:23 PM
I've just run with the assumption that if my Subaru isn't leaking, I don't have any oil in it.
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