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Oil pressure what is the oil preesure in a 87 maxima 3.0 V6 supposed to be at normal opperation

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At operating temp 171 - 181 F, with SAE 10w-30: idle @ 700 rpm 11 psi min, 1200 rpm 28 psi, 2000 rpm 43 psi, and 4000 rpm 57 psi.

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