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Old 02-18-2003, 06:23 PM
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I think your engine is fine as low as 0.3 or 0.5 bar at idle. It should peg at 3 above idle.

Part of the problem could be the oil. I don't think any -30 oil is approved for modern MB engines above 10C/50F. xxW-40 and xxW-50 only. Or maybe it's that cold where you are.

It could be a problem with the gauge. Have a shop temporarily hook up a mechanical oil pressure gauge.

91 300SE
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Last edited by sixto; 02-18-2003 at 09:01 PM.
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