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328 oil pressure anomaly

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by santacruzn, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. santacruzn

    santacruzn Rookie

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Bill Grace
    I have been commuting to work several times a week in my recently acquired 328 and noticed that at night the oil pressure was always higher than in the morning. I was trying to come up with an explanation but whenever I drove to work in the next morning the oil pressure reading was back in the normal range. This morning when I was driving to work I turned my lights on and sure enough the oil pressure jumped up about 1/8 inch. I am not worried but would like to know if anyone else has noticed this or has an explanation for this behavior.

    Thanks,

    Santacruzn
     
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  3. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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  4. JOHN328

    JOHN328 Karting

    Jan 2, 2003
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    I think when the moon is out at night, its gravitional forces on the oil that cause this. But really, are your light headlights on, could it be some sort of voltage difference, causing the gage to read higher
     
  5. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    check and clean the grounds for the gauge cluster and lights.
     

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