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I'm just curious, is everybody's oil pressure at the mid mark when driving but not flooring it? Mine isn't, but the pressure numbers themselves seem fine, I'm just curious if the mid mark is the midmark for a reason or not.
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marlinspike said:
I'm just curious, is everybody's oil pressure at the mid mark when driving but not flooring it? Mine isn't, but the pressure numbers themselves seem fine, I'm just curious if the mid mark is the midmark for a reason or not.
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If you press the music note & the compass buttons on the steering wheel at the same time for about 5 seconds, you will get a digital readout of pretty much everything in the EVIC. Just use the up/down arrow buttons to toggle through.

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On my car, all I do is push the page button (right inboard button) till it reads "Systems OK", then push the Up/Dn buttons (left outboard buttons) till it reads the oil pressure. I get Oil Pressure, Coolant Temp, & Tire Pressures on this page.
Hope this helps.
 

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Same here Model 57. By where is your oil pressure I mean where on the gauges scale is your pressure, i.e. under normal driving is the pressure at the mid mark?
 

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Model 57 said:
On my car, all I do is push the page button (right inboard button) till it reads "Systems OK", then push the Up/Dn buttons (left outboard buttons) till it reads the oil pressure. I get Oil Pressure, Coolant Temp, & Tire Pressures on this page.
Hope this helps.
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Actually, that's the oil temperature. You must use the above procedure, outline by Rambit, to get a digital readout of the coolant temperature.

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When cold at idle, my oil pressure reads about 50#. Hot idle is about 28#. Engine hot at 55 MPH is ~45-55 IIRC.
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Ok, so we good. BTW guys, think twice before racing around on back country roads at night, especially on slick roads. God, e-code lights (let me see them early), and my FIAMM's (with 3 compressors) saved my life from 2 deer about 10 minutes ago. If they hadn't moved, I would have hit them at 40mph (not going to say what I was doing to begin with), but instead I missed them with about 1 foot to spare on my right and 2 feet to spare on my left (they moved in different directions). Not in the SRT, but my own car.
 

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sjz; I don't know what temperature that is. I assumed that it was my coolant temp, not my oil temp. The two will be nearly the same temp anyway. Marlinspike was asking about oil pressure anyway.
My oil pressure tends to run about 50 psi at start up when it is cold. After it warms up it is usually about 45psi running at 45mph or better that's about mid-scale, and something like 25-30psi at idle.
Marlinspike I hope that this helps you out some.
 

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Model 57 said:
sjz; I don't know what temperature that is. I assumed that it was my coolant temp, not my oil temp. The two will be nearly the same temp anyway. Marlinspike was asking about oil pressure anyway.
My oil pressure tends to run about 50 psi at start up when it is cold. After it warms up it is usually about 45psi running at 45mph or better that's about mid-scale, and something like 25-30psi at idle.
Marlinspike I hope that this helps you out some.
Coolant temp gauge is in the dashboard. Computer readout is oil temp and pressure. Oil temp is a little higher than coolant, on mine anyway.
 

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Coolant temp gauge is in the dashboard. Computer readout is oil temp and pressure. Oil temp is a little higher than coolant, on mine anyway.
My coolant temperature seems to get up to 200* pretty quickly, while the oil temperature seems to lag behind. After driving a while, the oil temp seems to overtake the coolant. After an hour doing 55 :sly: on the highway, the oil temp will be about 225* while the coolant runs around 215*.
This makes sense, since the oil that is stored in the sump where the temp probe is, (maybe 6 qts while the engine is running?) is not in contact with any other surface area (except the sides of the oil pan) which can either heat or cool it. Thus it takes longer to heat up, and longer to cool down.
Maybe the car is giving us too much info to analyze? :)
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I always understood that it takes longer for oil to heat up than coolant. The MZ3 had a oil temp gauge and it also took longer to heat up than the coolant.
 

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This is really neat! Where can I find out what all the data is? Can't seem to find it in my owners manual.

Rambit said:
If you press the music note & the compass buttons on the steering wheel at the same time for about 5 seconds, you will get a digital readout of pretty much everything in the EVIC. Just use the up/down arrow buttons to toggle through.

Rambit
 
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