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Oil prsseure I have a problem with my oil gauge, I believe. When am driving the gauge will be a little above low and almost in the middle and when am at a full stop go back down to low sometimes. This is a 1989 Chersly Leb. The car only has 70,000 miles on it. Does this mean the oil pump may be going out or does this mean it has a small oil leak.

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    Have the same problem. Did replace the oil pump and the problem remains. Does the turbo unit have any thing to do with the oil pressure. How do I know if the turbo is bad or causing problems with the oil pressure?

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Before you dig into a new oil pump, are you using the correct viscosity oil, has it been a long time since your last oil change? If your oil is begining to thin out, it could have that effect. Or on some older vehicles that is normal, as long as there is oil pressure there it means parts are getting lubed. But if it happens to drop to 0psi look out. If still worried go ahead and replace the pump but I think you'll be just fine.

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