Re: elevated oil pressure

From: Mike Crumley (
Date: Wed Jun 10 1998 - 14:19:32 EDT

At 10:15 AM 6/10/98 , you wrote:
>I just replaced my 10W30 winter weight oil with some 5W30 synthetic blend
>and Slick50 additive. I have noticed that since the change, my oil
>pressure gauge reads noticeably higher. The oil level is fine (right in
>the middle of the acceptable range). Anyone know why the oil pressure
>would increase with the change to 5W30, synthetic, or PTFE additive?

I switched from 10W30 dino to 10W30 synthetic and saw a slight increase in
pressure reading. Others report the same thing. Don't know why though.

Mike Crumley
97 Dakota  Regular Cab  Short Bed
3.9L V6   3.55 Auto  Rhino Liner
Bug Shield  Mud Flaps  DDBC

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