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Old 08-13-2000, 10:49 PM
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I noticed that my oil pressure stayed on 3 when I stopped at a red light today while I was out for a nice Sunday drive. Is it something to concern about? I thought the pressure will drop to 2 when stop after the car has been running for awhile, and go back to 3 when you get moving again. Please clarify.

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Old 08-14-2000, 01:02 PM
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Mine stays pegged at "3" no matter what. Even when I got a "Low Oil" warning light (requiring 1/2-qt), my gauge was pegged at "3". Not sure this is normal, but just another data point for you.

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Old 08-14-2000, 03:59 PM
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My limited experience has been that my gauge will stay pegged at "3" when it is given any gas, but will drop to aroung "1.5" or "2" at idle.


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    Old 08-14-2000, 09:46 PM
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    Well, took my car out for another spin today
    and everything is back to normal. Pegged at 3 while gas is given, and drop back to 2 while idle.

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