Oil pressure?

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Tue Jan 22 13:54:17 PST 2008

I would think you are fine - if the engine isn't running the pump isn't
circulating the oil - and hence no real pressure.  As long as it jumps
to ~5Bar once it starts.  My 3B is at about 5Bar when I start it - stays
there with any revs greater than about 2000, and drops to about 2 Bar at
idle once warm.  I don't know why the gauge would jump to 5Bar with the
key just at "on" but not started - that seems weird to me...but then I
don't have a 200 - just have the motor...  

But that oil consumption sure seems high to me....

If anybody disagrees jump right in!

'84 urquattro w/ 3B

-----Original Message-----
From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com]
On Behalf Of Matthew Barrett
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 1:40 PM
To: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Oil pressure?

Before I present my problem to the list, I feel a quick introduction is 
appropriate as this is my first post.

My name is Matthew Barret and I live in Tacoma, WA. I am 18 years of age

and currently taking classes at a local community college. I recently 
purchased Derek Pulvino's 200q20v in November, and have inherited all of

the problems and "character" that the car has. (I'm sure Derek is glad 
to have the A4 and less problems to deal with.) I am sure I will 
resurrect some of the posts he has already made, (oil burning, rear 
caliper rebuild, etc.) but for now I have a new problem that has come up

in the last few days.

For the last two months, when I have turned the key to the "on" 
position, the oil pressure gauge would jump up to 5 bar, which as far as

my understanding takes me is normal. Yesterday, the oil check light came

on and being that I hadn't checked it for a week or two, (school and 
work schedule sucks) I added about half a quart. (It burns a quart every

500 miles) Now the oil pressure gauge barely moves when I turn the key 
to the "on" position. As soon as I start her up, oil pressure jumps up 
to 5 bar and it runs the same as it has since I bought it from Mr.

Obviously, this problem worries me. Curious if anyone has any BTDT 


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