Mechanics

OIL PRESSURE

2001 GMC Sierra

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 GMC Sierra V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 355, 00 miles

truck runs fine, doesnt burn oil howerver the engine oil pressure sensor reads 60 when idling and 70 when driving, whis is pressure so high? What can I do to bring it down or is it ok like this?
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John malley
May 24, 2010.



This is an electric sender, so you need to find out actual oil pressure.

You can check pressure with mechanical gauge, screwed into oil pressure sender port.

If still high, you may have a clogged oil galley, but more than likely the gauge is misreading.

Mmprince4000
May 24, 2010.