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  • dmarkmclain
  • 1997 Chevrolet

Engine Performance problem
1997 Other Chevrolet Models V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 191000 miles

I have a '97 Chevy K1500, 5.7L Vortec V8. We are experiencing triple digit heat conditions right now, and I'm hoping this has some bearing on my question. What is typical oil pressure for this engine? I have only had the vehicle since February of this year, at which time it had 188,000 miles. I have checked the oil, and it looks fine. It's not burnt and it appears to be full. However, over the last three days, the oil pressure will I'm driving is up around 40psi. When I stop, it drops down to around 28 to 30 psi, sometimes a bit lower. Is this normal behavior, or do I need to park the truck and test the oil switch, or change the oil screen and oil pump?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 AT 3:54 PM

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  • saturntech9
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First of all thank you so much for your donation.I posted the oil pressure spec's so you can see there well within spec's.Look's like your ok on your oil pressure.

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Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 AT 4:31 PM

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