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So after my first DIY oil change I am still getting weird oil readings.

Car is 1999 C2 Coupe 6-speed with about 9k on engine

Today I did some more testing....

1. Startup - no oil pressure for 1 second then up to 5 if cold

2. hot idle. 1.65 when warmed up at idle

3. level 4 at 3k rpm when hot

4. Hard accel. 1st gear fine.....2nd gear when comming throuhg 4500rpm it starts to dip. dips down to 2.75-3.25 before holding around 4

5. Sweepers: on both left and right sweepers 3rd gear 3k rpm......dips to 2.5 and bounces (very erratic needle)

I have read about oil starvation in other threads but I have not found any info like mine above. Is this normal?



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Ok....never noticed such huge swings before.

Makes me worried about drivng her hard in corners

On startup mine goes right to over 5 bars, then when warm a little over 2 bars at idle, 3K little over 4 bars. No dips on hard acceleration.

Currently 30K on the car.

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My 2002 C2 does exactly the same thing on all points (40k miles) I noticed that if you apply the gas or brake (upset the balance of the car) when exiting or entering on a wide sweeper ramp, the pressure needle dances. If you keep it smooth it stays steady. In fact, when the oil is really hot, (like over an hour) I noticed a fluctuation eveytime I hit a dip on the interstate. It's THAT sensitive. This is why on most cars the oil pressure indication is heavily damped, so you don't see spikes & dips like that. Sounds all normal to me.

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