Oil pressure gauge jumps to 70 at start

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  1. deportm

    deportm Rookie
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    Jul 17, 2017
    Spring TX
    I cranked up my 2002 F360 after it sat all week and noticed the pressure gauge went straight to 70+ at start up. I don’t recall that ever happening before. Any input appreciated.

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  2. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 Veteran

    Dec 8, 2004
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    Oil gages tend to read high if the connection is poor and/or sender is failing - await repetition before worrying excessively
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  3. deportm

    deportm Rookie
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    Will Do, thanks for the reply!

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  4. tazandjan

    tazandjan Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 19, 2008
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    Terry H Phillips
    Pretty much all Ferraris have cold oil pressures around 70 psi, especially since the cold idle is much higher than the warm idle. As long as it comes down once warm, I would not worry about it.
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  5. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    Until my F355 past 60K miles, it would idle warm at 65 PSI, and would cold start at 75 PSI (on my gauge).
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  6. yelcab

    yelcab F1 Veteran

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    Mitchell Le
    perfectly ... normal.
  7. RedNeck

    RedNeck F1 Rookie
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    Those senders have a reputation for failing, I'm replacing mine for a second time and putting on one of the heat shields that @Ricambi America sells. That should help keep some of the heat off it so this one might last longer than a year or 2.
  8. Keith360

    Keith360 Formula Junior

    Feb 6, 2015
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    Keith Williams
    So what’s the concern?
  9. johnk...

    johnk... F1 Veteran
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    Jun 11, 2004
    That's going to upset a lot of people. Most 355s I've seen warm idle around the 1st mark.
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  10. knocker

    knocker F1 Rookie

    Jul 10, 2017
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    Mine knocks to the other end of the gauge when I first put the ignition on ,then when it cranks over it settles to normal pressure on my 360
  11. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    May 29, 2001
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    Hugh G. Rection
    My 97 would cold idle around 60psi...and warm idle was around the 1st mark as you state.
  12. taz355

    taz355 F1 Rookie
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    Feb 18, 2008
    Indio Ca/ Alberta
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    Street engine oil it starts around 70 and warm idle about 1 mark and a half

    Racing oil stats about same but warm idle is higher

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