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Old 11-16-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Oil pressure

I did the oil change on the Bounder, during the camping season the oil pressure at idle was 39 psi and now it is 58 psi. I just let it idle about 5 minutes so I could check for leaks and oil level. When I ran the idle up to 2200 rpm the pressure goes to 77 psi. is this normal?
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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New oil and higher pressure. That's what mine does. After about 500 miles everything gets back to normal. I do not worry about it.
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I am not surprised. With fresh oil, I always see higher OP in my diesels. Add cooler outside air temperature and you will see higher initial oil pressure. Once the engine is heat soaked the OP should fall.

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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My gauge stays around 60 while its running @ idle or 55,mph. It tops out @ 60. I hope that is right. No oil burn or any leaks. Knock on wood.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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All normal. Drive it for 30 mins, the cold fresh oil will heat up and OP will drop back to 40 at idle.
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thanks for the info- good to hear that is normal. the temp was about 50 outside. do you think I should take it for a drive and warm it up or just let it be until the spring? also how long should I let it idle before checking the oil level?

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Either way, it doesn't matter. You always check oil with engine off a few minutes. That allows the oil in the upper end to drain down into the pan. That's how you get an accurate reading.
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I would worry more if it was too low. Totally normal to be higher after you change it.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:01 PM   #9
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Sounds about right since you didn't let it warm up completely. Operating temps will bring it back to what you normally see.
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