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Re: Normal Oil Pressure
Hairy green toads from Mars made T_BROWN@nise-p.nosc.mil say:
> Does anyone know what is considered normal oil pressure in a 5
> cylinder Audi?. My 86 Coupe GT reads 4.5 to 5 bar at idle. Any RPM
> above idle pegs the gauge. I never thought too much about it since
> the gauge has read this way since the day I drove it out of the
> showroom. A friend of mine is having her Firebird "fixed" because of
> the same indication and now it has me wondering.
My '89 100Q reads about 5 bar at idle when cold. Revving pegs it.
When the oil is warm, it reads about 1.5 bar at idle, revving
moves it to about 4.5 bar.
These are all a little higher with fresh, thicker oil, and a little
lower with old, thinner oil.
My wife's '90 90Q20V reads about the same, maybe a little higher
Every kind of car is different about oil pressure. The Firebird's
design has nothing to do with the Audi's design. A friend had a
police-issue New Yorker that read 80-90 pounds (6-7 bar) at idle
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Only my cat shares my opinions, and she never idles.