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Oil Pressure problem

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by korndog, May 19, 2005.

  1. korndog

    korndog Registered Member

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    I have a new motor with about 10,000 miles on it. THe oil pressure gauge use to read right around 30 - 45 at idle and jump up to around 60 when on the gas. Now the gauge reads right at 60 all the time, it never goes below that. Its a 350 in 1984 suburban. Thank you in advance for any help.

    Kory
     
  2. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Try a diffrent gauge!
     
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    4trolls 1/2 ton status

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    try a different gauge , and on the bright side 60 is better than 0
     
  4. korndog

    korndog Registered Member

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    Let me add one more thing to this.... My temperature sending unit also is not hooked up right now ( the plastic end plug broke.) I believe that this and the oil gauge happened at the same time, but this is the wifes suburban so I could be wrong... Is it possilbe that the temperature sending unit not being hooked up could effect the oil pressure gauge?

    Thanks again
    Kory
     
  5. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    No. Sending unit wires for both are seperate.

    What happens if you pull the oil pressure sender wire from the sender and ground it? Does the gauge move?

    Does gauge move when the key is turned off? If it doesn't, it's likely the gauge.
     

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