Re: Oil Pressure and heating
It is pretty much normal for the oil pressure to drop down as the engine temperature goes up. The oil viscosity thins as it warms causing the oil pressure to drop especially at idle. You are okay as long as the gauge doesn't go into the red. Which viscosity oil are you using? If you want to boost your oil pressure, try using a thicker motor oil to boost the oil pressure. As far as the temp gauge goes, it is normal for the temp to rise when the car is stopped and drops as you move because of the movement of air through the radiator. When you are stopped and the engine is at idle, the temp gauge will rise about 3/4's of the way and then drop to about 1/2 way because the electric fan will kick in and cool down the engine temp. This is normal.
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Last edited by Camaro Dave; May 4th, 06 at 12:03 PM.