Mechanics

97 ECILPSE OIL PRESSURE

1997 All Other Makes All Other Models

I have a 97 spyder eclipse gs-t 2.0 automatic.

I have noticed the oil pressure is always normal when I first start the car and the engine is cold. Car runs good and shifts at appropriate times.
When 5 or 10 mins pass by of driving and my engine is at normal temperature, the Oil Pressure deacreses substantially. It does affect the cars shifting times and is noticeable.
Should I be worried? Or is this normal in older cars?

I was thinking of getting the oil pump taken looked at.

The car has 115,000 miles on it.

Any suggestions:

Thanks
Raul
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Toolguns
April 7, 2006.




One more NOte.

When I drive at constant higher rpms like for example say on the freeway or when the car is in like 3rd or 4th gear. The oil pressure is always normal.

I find it odd and cant think of why my pressure drops to like 0 when im idling. Could it be the engine needs a flush?

Thanks for your help

Tiny
Toolguns
Apr 10, 2006.


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