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c_robinson
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Aug 6, 2008, 1:04 PM

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1997 GMC
suburban
5.7 l v-8
178000


My oil pressure gauge is acting up. When I first start it it's fine, but as I accelerate the pressure rises(up to 40psi), but if I slow down or stop it plummets to 0psi. Do I just have a gauge going out or do I need to look at an oil pump. Anyway to troubleshoot this, I'm not much of a mechanic outside of light maintenance.


Double J
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Aug 6, 2008, 1:53 PM

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Connect a mechanical gauge and take the reading that way.
This will determine if there is an engine oiling problem or just a gauge and/or sender problem.




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