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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:14 pm 
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hav got n 95II ef xr6. 136000km's on the clock. i had penryt hpr15 in her but lost about 0.5-1 ltr in 2000km's also gettin rough idol and after a far while of driving the oil pressure warning comes on at idol n then at normal driving doesn't read much pressure. just put castrol r 10w-60. any ideas would help cheers. :P
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:53 pm 
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is there any visible oil leaks under the car?
maybe try a thicker oil to keep the oil pressure up. i use penrite HPR30 and i have no problems with pressures

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:44 pm 
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hey guys
i recently did na oil change but put in 20w - 60 oil in it. The cars in good nick and only just done 158000kms. The oil pressure since the change has been a little high i think its above half way. should i put some thinner oil in it or just leave it?? ohh and it is on lpg and the oil i used was penrite hpgas oil.
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:48 pm 
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Im really starting to worry about this now. i drove to work this morning (10 min drive) but warmed the car up and the oil pressure moved down when i gave the car a hit but only moved about 3mm. its hanging around the line second from the top of the gauge.

Can anyone shed some light?
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:20 pm 
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this may help alittle.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:56 pm 
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hmmmm

im just worried about wear cause its a thicker oil so wont it do damage?? because ive heard oil thats to thin or to thick is bad for the engine
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:01 pm 
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Having thick oil isnt recommended for a fairly newish car, im using HPR 15 atm with my XR6 and i hardly use any oil, I have 180,000kms+ on the clock to.

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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:38 pm 
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Blazing EF wrote:
Im really starting to worry about this now. i drove to work this morning (10 min drive) but warmed the car up and the oil pressure moved down when i gave the car a hit but only moved about 3mm. its hanging around the line second from the top of the gauge.

Can anyone shed some light?


My Fairmont I6 oil gauge sits just above the mark before maximum. It goes through oil like a Gen3 too but doesn't smoke or have ANY leaks. :?
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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:54 pm 
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oil pressure to be sure..Temp fit mech type guage and check, can be done under bonnet.No need to drive it......Often the sender unit or engine earh is bad....
Sometimes engines burn the first 500mil then don't use any more oil...
Compression or leak down test may show whats going on...

 

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