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1985 Toyota MR2 low oil pressure.

I bought a 1985 Toyota MR2 recently from a friend, with 118,000 miles, rebuilt engine, documents on all servicing, the works. I've noticed that instead of being in the middle, the oil pressure likes to stay low, and only raises to the "normal" level when I really accelerate hard & am driving spiritedly. Any advice on what this could be? It's also due for an oil change in a few miles if that helps.

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You could replace electrical oil pressure gauge,
that might give you a more accurate oil press reading

Posted on Oct 26, 2012

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