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 Post subject: Oil pressure fluctuating with RPM
Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 12:22 am 
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Ride: 1997 Ford EL Falcon XR6

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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum scene so this is my first post.

I have a 1997 EL Falcon XR6 and I recently rebuilt the engine as it had 350,000 KM's on the clock.

After I took it for the first test drive after the rebuild I noticed my oil pressure gauge light was on and beeping. I bought a $30 gauge from Autobarn and checked the oil pressure which was really low ( 8 psi when idling and 35 to 40 psi when driving 1500-2000 RPM at 80 KMPH).

I thought maybe it could the oil i'm running which is Nulon 15w40 running in oil or the JP standard replacement oil pump which I put in.

I Forgot to mention, when the car is cold the stock oil pressure gauge was in the normal position ( just over half way) and the aftermarket gauge would read 45 psi when idling

If you guys have any ideas that would be great.

Cheers.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil pressure fluctuating with RPM
Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 2:26 am 
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nothing wrong with 8psi at idle and 45psi at 2000rpm
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