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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: oil pressure going up when you hit the gas

 

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j75ray, 3.8L V6, Tipp City, OH, September 29, 2010, 11:04
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the oil pressure is fine when idling. but when you hit the gas the pressure goes up. what causes this? i just changed oil & filter

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    shadetreeauto September 29, 2010, 11:50
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    it should go up.

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    Lewis Complete Auto Repair (18 Answers) , Rowlett, TX - (972) 360-9270
    JASON LEWIS September 29, 2010, 11:51
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    THIS IS A NORMAL CONDITION AS LONG AS THE GUAGE ISNT SPIKING TOO HIGH. YOU MAY ASLO HAVE AN ACTIVE GUAGE CONDITION. YOU CAN TAKE IT TO A RECOMMENDED REPAIR SHOP AND HAVE AN OIL PRESSURE TEST PERFORMED JUST TO MAKE SURE THE PRESSURE IS IN SPEC.

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