Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 2008 PT, 1998 neon--1965 VW 1200
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Oil Pressure(automobile content warning)
So, I've got this beater 1984 245 gas-powered volvo wagon to drive the few weeks my car is in the shop for a head rebuild, and I'm curious as to what 'normal' oil pressure is?
On the 240D, the gauge swung wildly-- in-line with engine speed-- and it would sit a tick above or below 15psi at warm idle, peg at the top with any increase in engine speed.
This car hot idles at about the same oil pressure(checked by the 1984 dash gauge-- above the red mark, about 1bar) but in OD on the highway, it'll sit at 2-3bar, and the oilcan light flickers. I'm thinking that pressures between 15-60psi for an old car with 229k miles is great, and that it's just a bit of broken insulation making the light flicker, but wanted to ask youall what you thought.
I'm drive it anyway, so we'll see eventually... it'd just be nice to drive the car to the junker under it's own power when I'm done using it!
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