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#3234318 - 01/02/14 02:12 AM subaru wrx and t6. what is normal oil pressure?
91camarosRS Offline


Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 63
Loc: oklahoma
Just bought a gauge that is programmable for warning and whatnot.



What should my readings be with t6? What should i set my low pressure alarm at? Factory says this.

ALSO, what about temps? Ranges are as shown.. I want green to be 120-? Then yellow and red should be what. What should I do about high temp alarm? What should I set it at? Thanks!


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#3234320 - 01/02/14 02:41 AM Re: subaru wrx and t6. what is normal oil pressure? [Re: 91camarosRS]
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Registered: 03/03/10
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If low is 14psi on 30wt I would say 15-20psi on 40wt should be fine as the low. Low pressure is more of a concern than high PSI in my experience monitoring my Honda motors, I have never got it hot enough to lose enough PSI to be in trouble at idle though.

On my oil psi gauge I have noticed around 5psi + or - on the min between weights at above avg temps, it does differ by brand between weights however.


Edited by Brenden (01/02/14 02:43 AM)
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#3234394 - 01/02/14 07:25 AM Re: subaru wrx and t6. what is normal oil pressure? [Re: 91camarosRS]
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There is about 2PSI difference, hot idle, between 5w-30 and 5w-40 on my Cherokee. Goes from 18 hot idle to 20 hot idle.

Obviously different engines and different vehicles, but not that much of a difference


Edited by Miller88 (01/02/14 07:26 AM)
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#3234509 - 01/02/14 09:40 AM Re: subaru wrx and t6. what is normal oil pressure? [Re: 91camarosRS]
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Registered: 02/01/09
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I wouldn't set the warning any higher than 5 PSI. Yes, 12-15 may be the normal minimum you should expect, but there's no need to trip an annoying warning for random dips below that level.
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#3234552 - 01/02/14 10:27 AM Re: subaru wrx and t6. what is normal oil pressure? [Re: 91camarosRS]
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Registered: 05/07/10
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Most factory lights come on around ~7psi...
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#3234657 - 01/02/14 12:04 PM Re: subaru wrx and t6. what is normal oil pressure? [Re: 91camarosRS]
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Registered: 08/04/03
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The Subaru idiot light, meaning your engine is toast, comes on around 2 psi's.

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#3235420 - 01/03/14 12:21 AM Re: subaru wrx and t6. what is normal oil pressure? [Re: 91camarosRS]
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Registered: 08/14/10
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12 psi
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#3235433 - 01/03/14 12:58 AM Re: subaru wrx and t6. what is normal oil pressure? [Re: 91camarosRS]
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Registered: 10/16/13
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Loc: oklahoma
light should go back off once it gets higher. So I want it set to lowest amount that mymotor is not toast.
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