Oil pressure gauge jumps to 70 at start

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  1. deportm

    deportm Rookie
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    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

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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

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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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    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

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    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

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    perfectly ... normal.
     
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  8. 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.
     
  9. Keith360

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    So what’s the concern?
     
  10. johnk...

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

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