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High oil pressure

05 Avalanche, 5.3 liter, 85K miles. I have an orange engine symbol in the dash and when I take off from an itersection or just rev the engine in the driveway, as the rpm go up so does the oil pressure. at about 2500-3000 rpm the oil pressure will go up to about 60-70 lbs. The pressure usuall sat about 40 lbs. What's wrong?

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  • bi_ja_george Jan 20, 2009

    THe oil pressure has never been that high before. could it bee the oil filter starting to clog or something? I use full synthetic oil in it.



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This is a normal occurrence. The oil pressure is directly correlated to engine RPM. your check engine light is related to something else.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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    Eric Murphy Jan 20, 2009

    it is possible when was the last time you had oil changed



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