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2.8 Low Oil Pressure At Idle (Yes Mechanical Gauge Was Used) by jpeeler
Started on: 01-31-2015 04:53 PM
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Last post by: Lou6t4gto on 01-31-2015 07:12 PM
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One of my GT's has about 9-10 with 10w30 at idle hot. Mechanical and electrical. Jumps to 40 under load no problem. Not to interested in rebuilding. Got 3800sc I am working on anyway. This is just a car to put miles on. Nothing can be done other than rebuild correct?
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New oil pump would do without the trick.
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Smokey Unic's "rule of thumb", you need 10PSIOil pressure for every 1000 RPM. so idling at 900, 9psi is fine. want more without a rebuild, you don't even NEED a new pump, pull the pressure relief spring out of the oil pump and put a shim behind it. However, a HV pump will do wonders and they're pretty cheap. or switch to straight 30 weight.
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