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Oil pressure gauge stays at top, about 80 psi, is this normal

I have a 2003 chevy s10, oil pressure gauge stay at about 80 psi, is this normal

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80 is on the high side for those... possibly a sending unit issue

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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