ford 5.oL low oil pressure - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Nascar Newsfeed
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-30-2010, 02:10   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
ford 5.oL low oil pressure

i've noticed that the oil pressure on my 302 drops from bout 60 psi when cold to 5 psi when at running temperature. should i be concerned with the 5 psi?
doulsmd420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-08-2011, 06:48   #2 (permalink)
canuck
 
360ci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 2,475
Re: ford 5.oL low oil pressure

5 pounds is too low. Now, as it shows higher I can almost rule out a bad sending unit. You can try using a thicker oil. However, I think the pump itself, is on its way out.
__________________
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!
360ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 12:25   #3 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 6,145
Re: ford 5.oL low oil pressure

Is that 5psi at idle when warm? Does it come up when you rev the engine?
jwko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 01:51   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
Re: ford 5.oL low oil pressure

At the time of this posting I was using 10-30 oil. Switched to a 50 weight racing oil. Pressure seems to be better,now.
doulsmd420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Nascar Newsfeed



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:41.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.