Dodge Durango Oil Pressure

Tiny
JMAN21293
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  • 2000 DODGE DURANGO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
I have a 2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L V8. Yesterday I noticed that my oil pressure fluctuates. At idle it is around 35psi and when I'm driving it sits around 70-80 psi. I also noticed that under my oil filler cap there is a milky substance. I didn't know what to do so I took it to get the oil changed and the mechanics told me that it looks likes there is a slight oil leak. There reasoning was that the skid plate was covered in oil but that skid plate has been covered in oil since I got the car. Can someone tell me what is wrong and if I should be worried?
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 2:57 PM

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Tiny
JDL
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I'll double check, but, my info says oil pressure 4psi at idle. 25--80 psi @ 3000 rpms. Also, if you have a lot of crankcase pressure, that can force oil out just about anywhere.
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 3:09 PM
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JDL
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Your oil pressure relief valve may have a problem? I usually use an analog gage in place of the oil sending unit, check pressure there.
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 3:20 PM
Tiny
LEGITIMATE007
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Yes, agree with jdl, also if this vehicle is equipped with a pcv valve, change that also
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 4:18 PM

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