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Old 02-27-2003, 05:42 PM
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Originally posted by afmcorp
. where is the critical time in this situation? the engine needs oil when the engine is up in the rpms and when you first start in the morning.

as for your gauge it's most likely to be a mechanical adjustment in the needle (you have mentioned you took it apart) or something somewhere is grounding out.
Thanks for some useful info. I guess my concern is really more of it reading high oil pressure (~80PSI) after the things that I stated I did to the car in my original post and when you do the math you get about 5.5bar to equal 80PSi and I believe that is why my gauge is pegging up that high. The comfort zone to me would be is 80 PSI at initial start and during high rpm acceptable? It drops to about 1.75 - 2.00 bar once oil is warm and at idle.
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