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Old 06-02-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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Oil Pressure Numbers??

What should a FI cars oil pressure be at, like idle and through certain rpms and WOT.

My gauge goes to 80psi, im planning on getting on that goes up higher and i was told a turboed cars oil pressure is going to be slightly higher.

Im also curious on what vacuum should be read on a boost gauge, mine seems to be under way to much vacuum but i tapped it into the intake manifold so i dont know what seems to be the problem

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My oil pressure (when I had my turbo on) was about 80 on cold start.

Cruising on the freeway it should be 70ish.

At idle mine was 30.

As for vac at idle, about 20 inHg
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My oil pressure (when I had my turbo on) was about 80 on cold start.

Cruising on the freeway it should be 70ish.

At idle mine was 30.

As for vac at idle, about 20 inHg
ok, i thought mine was high. it was scaring me.
would a gauge that goes to 100psi be ok or should i get one that reads higher then that.

i idle at about 20 and sometimes a tad lower if the cars real warm.
seems somewhat low i guess
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:31 AM   #4
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Hmmm, that does actually seem a little low. Not sure if it's higher on SVTs normally. All I know is, when I was cruising with John and he looked at his gauge and it said 12.5psi...we knew that was too low.
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Mine idles at about 12" on a cold start then once warmed its at about 16"
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That makes me feel better. SVTs idle with lower vacuum. I idle at 16" as well. When everybody was tellin me 20 was the norm, I was a little concerned. Not anymore!
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15 to 20 is the normal range most do in the 16-18 range

Oil psi shouldnt be any higher on an engine just because it is turbo , oil pumps have regulators basicly and can adjust to hit the targeted oil psi

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My vac is around 22 at idle even with number 3 only having 165 compression (180 for the rest)
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I'm between 15-16 on my SVT
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Yea the svt's deff idle higher than the zetec.
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