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Oil Pressure?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 4x4dreamer, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. 4x4dreamer

    4x4dreamer 1/2 ton status

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    What should the oil pressure be while driving around with my 6.2? Mine creeps up toward the right side of the guage sometimes, then drops back down a little bit. Just wondering. Also, what should the temp be?
    Thanks,
    Eric
     
  2. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    For me, I usually run about 60psi while driving. At hot idle, I'm around 40, and at the first start of the day, it's pegged past 80.
     
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    Okay, good, so it's not a freak then.
    Thank you,
    Eric
     
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    Mine does the same thing, but it only hits 40 on the long trips when the engine really warms up! My temp runs right at 200 on a normal day! Just got done towing a 1 ton Tractor back to the rental shop and it went up too 210 I think! Nothing major!!!
     
  5. 4x4dreamer

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    These things might as well be Tanks, they just amaze me. I always thought I wanted a 350, but knowing that this thing will pull through just about anything and get decent mileage, and smell good...who wants a gasser? To move a truck this size, with the aerodynamics of a brick..and still get 20 mpg...SWEET! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    At operating temperature and 2000 rpm, the oil pressure should be 45 psi. At idle, the pressure should be more than 10 psi.
     
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    Somewhere I remember hearing something like "Aerodynamics of a barn...."
     
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    it's definitely displacing some air as it rolls down the road. We might as well drive backwards for the difference it would make... /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    I,ve installed an ISSPRO mechanical gauge,replacing the bad electrical original sistem,this senders are notorious for going bad.The pressure is about 60 PSI in the first start,when the engine is cold,about 40-45 at 2000rpm,in normal conditions,and 20 at idle,with the engine at 150 degrees.I also have installed a oil pressure switch and a light in the dash.
     

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