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the oil pressure in my 88 turbo goes up into the red at start up and stays there until the engine is hot then at tickover it will drop to around 2.5 to 3 on the dial is this normal ? :)

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One question I always had about Oil Pressure...How low is too low for an SE Esprit? It's been very hot here this weekend and my oil pressure fell to 1.5 bars on the highway! It's never been that low....I suspect it's because I am running my winter oil (5W40 Synthetic)...I am going to change it to Mobil-1 15W50 this weekend just to be safe. Last summer I dont remember the oil pressure being this low - and I also run the same oil in my Saab 900SE turbo...wonder what sort of damage I am doing there.

At what point should one shut off the engine to prevent damage?

-Chandra

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One question I always had about Oil Pressure...How low is too low for an SE Esprit?  It's been very hot here this weekend and my oil pressure fell to 1.5 bars on the highway! It's never been that low....I suspect it's because I am running my winter oil (5W40 Synthetic)...I am going to change it to Mobil-1 15W50 this weekend just to be safe.  Last summer I dont remember the oil pressure being this low - and I also run the same oil in my Saab 900SE turbo...wonder what sort of damage I am doing there.

At what point should one shut off the engine to prevent damage?

-Chandra

91SE

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The manual says .34 (5psi)bar no less at idle hot, 2.4 bar at(35psi) at 3.5K rpm and should be at 3.1(45psi) at 6500rpm.

Artie

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Last yaar my car was running just below 1 bar (around 0.8) on hot days at idle. This causes the oil pressure light to come on at 'Take Off' which was not pleasing. I changed the oil from 5-40 to 15-50 and now does not go below 1 bar.

But as Arite said - the manual states that pressure should not drop below .34 ish (which is well into the red on the gauge) so all in all nothing really to worry about. :)

Simon  (94 S4)      My Esprit will be for sale in late 2017

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