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richardfleming
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2020/04/17 20:12:19 (permalink)

oil pressure question

had my gts parked up for last 3 weeks or so (longer sitting than it's done before due to lockdown) and went out today to get some shopping.
and I noticed a curious thing on the oil pressure/temp gauge I thought I'd ask you guys about
 
from cold start (11 degrees C here this morning), did a 15 minute run to supermarket - oil temp took most of the way to get beyond 70 degrees, and oil pressure suspiciously high - hitting 3.1 with revs near 3k - driving gently.
 
on the way back (after it presumably warmed through a bit better), 3k revs was yielding oil pressure of 2.6/2.7 bar max, temp about normal and all was well.
 
so my question is... is this normal and just due to cold engine and cold oil, or is this abnormal.
 
all running fine and if I didn't have the figures on the dash to look at I'd never have known - and rather academic as OPC shut anyway - but thought curious as it's not done that before - but then again not been parked up as long before either.
 
Don't worry? or worry?
 

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Re: oil pressure question 2020/04/18 06:18:16 (permalink)
Hi
It would not worry me.

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Re: oil pressure question 2020/04/18 08:21:49 (permalink)
hdoherty
Hi
It would not worry me.




ok thanks

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Re: oil pressure question 2020/04/18 08:27:01 (permalink)
You may find this useful
 
https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=1042574
 
The actual oil pressure is dependent on a number of factors with these electronically controlled oil pumps which appeared in Porsche cars in the 997.2 (try flooring the accelerator and see what happens to the oil pressure) so I would agree, as above, nothing to worry about.

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