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    Oil Pressure Gauge - questions

    I picked up my new C4S this weekend... and I love it. I've put a couple of hundred miles on her already, and have been sporting a big grin all weekend. Pictures to come soon...

    However, there is one thing that is puzzling me - the oil pressure gauge seems to move around a lot. Now, I've never had a 911 before now, nor have I had an oil pressure gauge, but it doesn't seem to be behaving as per the owners manual. Can anyone confirm whether what I am seeing is normal, or whether I have a problem?

    - When the engine is cold, the gauge registers a 5 (max) until the engine is warm, even at idle. As the engine warms, it starts to drop slowly.

    - When the engine is fully warm, it registers around a 2 at idle, rising to about a 4 at 2,500 rpm. If I push it to 3,000+ then it rises to a 5 again.

    - So, in reasonable driving (I'm not pushing her hard as she's new, but I am having some fun up to 4.5K rpm) she is in the 4-5 range all of the time.

    The manual suggests it should be at 3.5 at 5,000 rpm. Do I have a problem, is this just down to a new engine, or am I being paranoid? BTW, the oil level is either at the max or just one bar below when being started from cold, depending on how level the ground is.

    Any help or advice would be appreciated!

    Re: Oil Pressure Gauge - questions

    I'd say everything is perfectly normal but maybe you want to check with your dealer's mechanic to make sure and to be able to sleep well at night again.

    Congratulation

    Gary

    Congrats on your new car. I agree with RC, this behavior seems normal, and mirrors what I have experienced in my 996's so far....

    Just drive and enjoy.

    Sean

    PS Hurry up with those pictures...

    Re: Oil Pressure Gauge - questions

    hi, I have got my c4s few months already
    I have got those problem too
    when I just start the engie, the oil presssure will raise to 5 too
    after I warm up a lillte bit, it turns down to 3
    I think those problem are normal since I didn't get any problem in these few month

    my fixed up c4s will coming soon:)

    Re: Oil Pressure Gauge - questions

    Quote:
    hi, I have got my c4s few months already
    I have got those problem too
    when I just start the engie, the oil presssure will raise to 5 too
    after I warm up a lillte bit, it turns down to 3
    I think those problem are normal since I didn't get any problem in these few month

    my fixed up c4s will coming soon:)



    So actually there is no problem, right?

    Re: Oil Pressure Gauge - questions

    totally normal readings. even apply to my late 97 996 with 52k miles on the clock. so no problem

    Re: Oil Pressure Gauge - questions

    Thanks guys... I was a little worried, but the reassurance is most gratefully received - thank you!

     
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