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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Oil Pressure high (<100) at start in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Hello all, I noticed that when I accelerate soon after starting up the car the oil pressure gauge goes all ...
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    Oil Pressure high (<100) at start

    Hello all,

    I noticed that when I accelerate soon after starting up the car the oil pressure gauge goes all the way to the max, even when I am accelerating moderately (I'm not flooring it). It seems after driving around for a bit it settles down to more normal pressure (between 40-80).

    Wondering if anyone else has dealt with this before and if this is something that is normal for our CTS or needs to be looked into.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Oil Pressure high (<100) at start

    The best thing about having an oil pressure gauge on the dash is that you can tell when you are exceeding the rate at which the oil filter can process cold [high viscosity] oil. Since that will normally open a bypass valve to allow enough unfiltered oil around the filter in order to maintain engine lubrication, you may want to avoid enthusiastic acceleration that requires high engine rpm, until the engine warms up the oil and reduces the viscosity.
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    Re: Oil Pressure high (<100) at start

    Imagine pan cake syrup outside on a cold day...... Let your car warm up......
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    Re: Oil Pressure high (<100) at start

    I live about one mile from the main highway. I have to travel no faster than 25 mph to get there in the morning. Some folks don't like the "long drive" to get to the highway. Me, I love it specifically because it allows my car to warm up easily.

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    Re: Oil Pressure high (<100) at start

    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer Leader View Post
    Imagine pan cake syrup outside on a cold day............
    That reminded me of tent camping in the Rockies. Crawl out of your warm sleeping bag and scrape the frost off the table before fixing breakfast. Woohoo.

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    Re: Oil Pressure high (<100) at start

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    I live about one mile from the main highway. I have to travel no faster than 25 mph to get there in the morning. Some folks don't like the "long drive" to get to the highway. Me, I love it specifically because it allows my car to warm up easily.
    You're in Florida! What's there to warmup? Are you talking those frigid days when it dropped to 64 degrees overnight?

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    Re: Oil Pressure high (<100) at start

    Okay, still can get to 0 degrees...C...on a cold winter's night. However, I have to admit, it was a chilly 75 degrees F this A.M. when I creeped out of the 'hood (or was that creeped the hood out, dunno for sure).

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