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08-11-2002, 11:47 PM
I've searched on this but I couldn't find any specs. What is stock oil pressure supposed to be on a KA24DE? Both at idle and at 3000. I got my oil pressure gauge installed and I'm curious. Also, I've noticed I get more pressure when the oil is cold than when it is hot. Is this normal or does it have something to do with there I mounted it? My sender is mounted after my BSPT to NPT adapter (restrictor).

08-11-2002, 11:59 PM
IIRC, 15 psi at idle, 60 at 3k.
Wait til the car is warm to get an accurate reading as oil thins when it warms up.

08-12-2002, 12:02 AM
Awesome... that's where it is... thanks.

08-12-2002, 10:40 AM
alright same question for an SR. where should it be at idle (mines currently showing a little lower than 20psi and is taken right off the block)

08-12-2002, 07:12 PM
Mine is reading about 50psi when I 1st start up, and goes down to 25 psi after she is warm, both being at idle. At 3000rpm I am showing about 70psi. At 7K rpm I am seeing 95psi.
I suspect it is off by 10psi or so, what sucks is this is the second sender, the 1st did not work. I was just wondering what you were seeing at the higher rpm's?