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Oil gauge My oil pressure gauge jumps to high when the engine is on cold start. When my engine warms up it goes back to the middle of the gauge. When I'm driving at 2500 rpms in the first four gears the oil pressure gauges jumps back to high

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    Jovanni Apr 15, 2014

    I would also like to add that my oil levels are fine and I'm at 83000 miles

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Cold oil is thicker, higher rpm=more pressure .factory guage is actually working like it should. if worried hook external guage on oil galley plug and check oil press.manually.

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SOURCE: 2004 Nissan Titan Se. I have 202,000 miles. My oil

Yes the oil pressure sending unit sounds like its bad they go bad from time to time the oil leak gives it away

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SOURCE: the oil pressure gage is on high

oil pressure sensor is stuck or maybe oil pump is clogged.

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Hello,it seems your car wont stay warm while driving, this is going to be a rather easy and inexspensive fix the thermostat is going to be stuck open. You need to replace the thermostat. Thank You

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even when you first start it? if so its def a bad gauge you may want to have someon look at it... if it does it after several min then you could either have a bad gauge still or even something wrong internally your best bet is to have it checked! hope this helps

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Sounds like an electrical problem, make sure the ground leads to the engine are good and the battery terminals are clean. It might just be a bad connection in the wiring harness try jiggling the connections to see if it makes the gauges jump when it is running.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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