Oil Pressure, what's normal?

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  1. Tincup

    Tincup Full Access Member

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    Just fired up my beast for the first time, the oil pressure was running at 70psi at idle. I'm running 0-40 Mobil 1 with a Mopar filter, seams high to me....
     
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    More info needed.
    70 psi when it first fired cold or 70 psi hot idle?
     
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    When the engine was stock, mine was 75 cold, 35 at idle (warmed up) and 60 at 2800 (warmed up).
     
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    Yep, that's exactly how mine is.
     
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    Yeah mine reads 75+ when cold
     
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    Like he said:)
     
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    Yup, it was cold, with new oil..
     
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    High pressure is good! these truck were known to blow off the cheap oil filters, occasionally.
     
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    Thanks everyone...
     
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    No charge.
     
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    You mentioned that you were using a mopar filter was it the VIPER designated filter or the SRT filter?
     
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    That is my point these 10's require a VIPER filter other than the cheap stuff on the market.
     
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    The wix is good for 200 psi (burst)
     
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    That should cover all eventualities:)
     
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    Yes, a WIX should be good and safe.
    I'm at 100 psi on a cold start but still a long way from blowing a filter off the base.

    It's amazing what a mess that makes.
     
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    I'll just leave that to the trained professionals (don't try this at home)
     
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    Ha Ha!

    When it blew, oil ended up (hood closed) on the windshield.
    It was special.

    It's all in the name of science.
     
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    I like to think I learn from other peoples mis...experiences so I don't have to go through all the pain and suffering.
     
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    Must be time for afternoon tea Ronnie
     
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    Like eating leaded-paint chips, siphoning leaded gas (white lips), playing with blasting caps, throwing center-fire 22 shells at rock piles, rolling mercury around in your hands, etc.

    If you don't experience this stuff, you haven't lived. However, if you continue to do any of them for an extended period of time, you will likely die.
     
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