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Durango high oil pressure then stalls

When I had my oil changed they told me there was very little oil in the motor. Now the oil pressure rises and the durango stalls.

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I suspect bearing damage or a damaged oil pressure regulator in the engine . You may have to drop the sump to have it removed and cleaned out

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I have heard sludge buildup can be an issue with Dodge engines in Durangos. Make sure sludge is not blocking oil flow and reducing pressure.

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Oil pressure problem

210K Miles?
Knock for 40K Miles?
Suggest its time to replace the motor.

I would not have flushed the oil with that many miles; but you might have them change the oil and filter with a heavy weight oil if you had 5-30 try 20-30, if you had 10-30 try 20-50.
Stall after the oil change can be a co-incidence but check something was not knocked loose.

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This seems pretty normal. So long as the pressure does not fall while driving, you're good.
When Idling there is very little stress on the engine, and it requires little oil pressure to maintain.
Additionally, the pressure is directly related to the rpm of the engine as the oil pump is driven by the engine. As the rpm increase, so does the pressure. The pressure should be stable at a given rpm.

The pressure on the high side is good. On the low side is adequate (idle). You did not say how many miles, but the only way to change this is to rebuild the engine with new bearings and seals. I don't think that's somthing you want to do. Sounds fine for now. Leave it alone.
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