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Old 01-29-2011, 04:28 AM   #1
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oil pressure

ok just got my 95 rio grande four cyl. 5 speed and was wondering what oil pressure i should have.right now iits at 40 psi going down the road but at idle its 10 psi.do not know what grade oil was used by the dealer and was wondering if the sending unit could be bad or a plugged oriface where the sending unit goes.any help is appreciated.just dont want to blow it up over an oil pump.only has 100999 miles on it.....thanks steve

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Old 01-29-2011, 07:46 AM   #2
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You're good. The oil sender switches aren't that accurate. They give you a general range. The "range" you're in is fine. Don't be surprised at various readings depending on heat or cold. When the gauge starts to peg out it's time for a new sender switch. I've had to replace mine 3x over the years.

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Old 01-29-2011, 12:32 PM   #3
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cool sounds good.thanks
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
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mine @ idle is about 10...hen used to be around 40....now after i was re-ended wed. if i get above 2k rpm it maxes @ 80...but beow 2k rpm it's normal...

engine sounds good think maybe the light wreck threw my sender for a loop...
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:54 AM   #5
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sending units are always a problem. It's best to check with a mechanical unit. You don't want to blow the thing up
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