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Author Topic:   vortec oil pressure
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted March 07, 2002 09:27 PM
my truck at idle has 20lbs of pressure. is this normal? it goes up when you take off from the light to 40 lbs. any help guys? thanks

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 499
posted March 07, 2002 11:11 PM UIN: 23443678
Time for an oil change!!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted March 09, 2002 06:52 AM
I wouldn't worry, I got a 327 in my truck and the gauge (sunpro cheapy). The truck when cold has 40lbs then heats up and runs 25- 33 lbs of O.P. down the interstate and drops to zero at a red light, pop it in neutral back to 15lbs. I keep waiting for her to pop but I've been driving it like that for a year + , even went on two- 6 hour trips driving 90mph loaded with furniture.

Wild Bunch Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted March 09, 2002 10:13 AM
If it was my truck I would change the oil and check it again. If it is still the same I would probably buy a new oil pump.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted March 09, 2002 11:17 PM
most newer chevys are built to run that low of oil pressure. no need to worry unless it drops below 10, thats when it starts coming apart. id just keep an eye on it.

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