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Old 10-10-2002, 01:02 AM
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That's still within acceptable limits. Specs allow the idle pressure to go as low a .3 bar at temp, as long as the gauge pegs by 1K RPM.

FWIW my 4.5 shows 1 bar (~15PSI) idling at temp while the 5.6 show 1.5 bar. The 4.5 pegs as soon as it is off idle and the 5.6 pegs well before 1K RPM. What did this car do upon accelerating?
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