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Oil pressure on 99 sebring drops after the car has warmed up for

Once the car has run about 4 miles, i noticed the oil needle on the oil gage drops and the car losses power, happens only when the car is hot.

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Could be sludge build up under the valve cover.
the oil may not be draining back down to oil pan good, may also be oil pump.

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