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Low oil pressure at idle.

My oil pressure is 10 at idle. when i accelerate it jumps to 40. i dont want to have to take out engine or anything i need a simple fix.

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Are you sure of the gauge being accurate? Have someone hook a mechanical gauge to it & confirm. What weight of oil are you using, and what is the climate like at this time in your area?

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Replace oil preasure sensor is and make sure idle is not too low.

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5-10 psi at idle with a warm to hot engine is not unusual with a well used engine but is low enough to ring alarm bells if that is the reading at speed. The manufacturer will issue specifications for an oil pressure test but as a general rule the test would be made at around 2000 rpm and the oil pressure should be around the oil pressure relief valve lift-off pressure which commonly is about 40-45 psi but could be higher or slightly lower.

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If the gauge stays near L at idle and while driving, you could have low oil pressure or a gauge problem. A mechanic would check pressure with a mechanical gauge.
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In normal condition, this telling you that the car has low oil level. Just check your oil deep stick when engine off at least 10 minutes to verify engine oil level. Top up oil if needed. I guess your car on low / minimum level just now.
Otherwise, your oil sensor gets malfunction.

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