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Old 12-02-2007, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by amdabreu View Post
On Mercedes 280 SL 1978 - Is it normal to have oil pressure indication between 1,5 and 2 (amid of the scale) when the engine is running on idle power. Thanks
That is normal.

When you pick up the rpm it should always peg instantly.

When the egine is very hot as from coming off the hiway after a high speed trip it will drop to its lowest at idle as the oil will be good and hot and at its thinnist.

Tom W
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