: Oil Level or Pressure



sav426
10-02-07, 05:22 PM
Hello everyone, this is my first post as an actual owner!!

2004 V with 23k miles

I dont drive aggresively at all or beat on my ride I just "pimp" it an cruise.

With that said what is the normal PSI for the oil level to be at when cruising around on the highway? The oil PSI blinked/beeped for 1 second and than went away.

Is this reason for alarm? Should I call and have it serviced? What is normal burn for the oil in the V's?

Thanks for all your help and oil level looks fine I will go check again now though to be sure.

It take Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic correct?

Thanks all!

darkman
10-02-07, 06:03 PM
You should get 35-45 pounds almost immediately from a cold start. Once warmed up and cruising it will drop somewhat. If you are not getting this you should check the oil level, and if it is okay you should have it checked. It can be a false alarm from a bad sensor or harness grounding issue, but it can also be a bad oil pump, which is lethal to the engine.

Mobil1 5W-30 is the factory fill, but any oil that meets the GM 4718M (Corvette) specification is also suitable. There are many such alternatives usually (but not necessarily) in both 5W-30 and 10W-30.

sav426
10-02-07, 06:11 PM
is 50-55 PSI ok on highway?

darkman
10-02-07, 06:56 PM
Yes. I do not watch my oil pressure all of the time, but I don't recall seeing that much in my V. My Chevy Suburban runs that much, but it has a high flow racing oil pump.

sav426
10-02-07, 07:00 PM
Ill just call the dealer tomorrow and see if I should bring her in

rand49er
10-02-07, 09:12 PM
About 43 psi at cruise (1500-1900 RPM) here when warmed up.

50-55?!! ... when warmed up? :eek:

nikon
10-02-07, 10:31 PM
About 43 psi at cruise (1500-1900 RPM) here when warmed up.

50-55?!! ... when warmed up? :eek:


ya, how cold was it??? cause damn.....were you in 3rd at 90?

sav426
10-02-07, 10:35 PM
I checked oil level and it was fine, now driving around going through all the gears shifting before 3500 rpms it is high 40's into the 50's.

SHould I take it to dealership?

heavymetals
10-02-07, 10:41 PM
I get about 10lbs per thousand rpm.

tx_metabaron
10-03-07, 10:47 AM
I checked oil level and it was fine, now driving around going through all the gears shifting before 3500 rpms it is high 40's into the 50's.

SHould I take it to dealership?

Checked this morning, 80 mph in 6th, 78 deg F outside temperature, oil temp at 190 deg F,gets my oilpressure at 48 psi. So you should be fine.