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oil pressure on a 4.3L

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by protechk5, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. protechk5

    protechk5 1/2 ton status

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    On my 2000 s10 with the 4.3, my oil pressure moves anywhere from 40 which i thought was normal, to 60-65 even? Should it go that high?
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    From what I've seen, the new ones run a lot of oil pressure. I'd not worry about it.
     
  3. Sidepipes

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    Both my mom and sister have 4.3's in their vehicles(03 Sonoma ZR5, 02 Jimmy) and the pressure at operating temperature max's out at around 30-35PSI by the instrument panel.

    I'd personally like it a bit higher but they have been this way since new and both have under 50,000KM on them.
     

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