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stiej

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Sat 26 May 18 00:28

Oil pressure readings


Today I noticed whilst sitting in a jam that whilst idling around 7/800 rpm the oil pressure was dipping into the mid to high teens and hovering around 20psi. Accelerating made it go back into 30s and 40s easily. Traffic was so bad today I couldnít try a cruise at 60/70mph.

Not sure if itís just the first time Iíve noticed idle speed oil pressure but is high teens/20s good normal or bad? What should I be looking for. Itís had an oil change with Mobil 1 5w/30 and new filter just last may then it wasnít used at all until now.

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5 USA

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Sat 26 May 18 10:21

Re: Oil pressure readings


In what car? What year? What mileage?


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stiej

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Sat 26 May 18 11:22

Re: Oil pressure readings


1987 completely stock L98 85k miles. Auto.



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voguev8

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Sat 26 May 18 16:50

Re: Oil pressure readings


Very similar to my 80k miles LT1.

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5 USA

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Sat 26 May 18 22:49

Re: Oil pressure readings


stiej wrote (View Post):1987 completely stock L98 85k miles. Auto.

Does the owners manual say, "Fill with Mobil 1 5w-30"?

If not.......


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stiej

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Sun 27 May 18 19:24

Re: Oil pressure readings


Yes it does. Its ďtheĒ oil for c4s. Theres even a mobil 1 badge under the hood. So i stick to that.

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5 USA

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Mon 28 May 18 17:19

Re: Oil pressure readings


You could try 0W-40 at the next oil change and see if it makes any difference to your oil pressure. My understanding is the very thin oils are really just to squeeze out the last teeny bit of economy and emissions.

There's a thread on the subject here,
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c5-tech/2019283-mobil-1...

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stiej

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Thu 31 May 18 07:24

Re: Oil pressure readings


Thanks. Will think about that for next oil change. Interesting article.

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