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Old 10-06-2007, 04:48 AM   #1
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Default Oil pressure problems

the issue:

periodically, i need to top up the oil with half a litre of oil. (about every 2 weeks). the engine barely smokes but i do notice a little bit here and there. the other thing is HOW i notice the oil problem. while sitting at a light, my oil pressure gauge bounces between 0.5-3 kg/cm3. (metric sorry)
and when it dips to 0.5 the oil light comes on!! this is clearly a bad thing so i really have no idea whats going on. the light flashes on and off as the gauge goes up and down, but if i give it a blip of the gas and hit it to 3000rpm or so, everything returns to normal

currently running Royal Purple 10w30 w/ fram filter

heres what ive checked:

1)Not the headgasket- no oil in the coolant etc etc
2)oil level drops quite frequently, enough to need to be topped up bi-weekly
3)no visible leaks on the engine at all. (oil pan is in tact, seals seem fine to me, nice and dry)

with a level drop this drastic, you think there would be huge clouds of blue pouring out the exhaust.

Any ideas? could the oil pump be the issue?

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