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Re: Normal Oil Pressure


>        Does anyone know what is considered normal oil pressure in a 5
>     cylinder Audi?.

My urQ reads about 2 Bar when warm, and never goes over 6.

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.  Is a pegged oil
>     pressure gauge normal in Audis??

I strongly doubt it.

I'm sure I don't have an oil
>     pressure problem, at least not one that has continued for the last 10
>     years.
>                                                        Tom Brown

It seems more likely to me that you have a gauge problem.  I would fix it
so that if you ever do have a pressure problem, you will know it.

Richard Funnell,
San Jose, California
'83 urQ
'87 560 SL