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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 05-05-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Oil Pressure Gauge / PSI At Idle

For those of you that use a oil pressure gauge on your Non-M E46, what oil pressure are you seeing at idle?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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I usually see around 14-16 psi at idle with the engine completely warmed up. (closer to 20 when I was running Red Line 5w-40)

Have seen as low as 10 psi after a track session at Road Atlanta where oil temps hit about 260 F.
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I usually see around 14-16 psi at idle with the engine completely warmed up. (closer to 20 when I was running Red Line 5w-40)

Have seen as low as 10 psi after a track session at Road Atlanta where oil temps hit about 260 F.

Thank you, ........anyone else ?
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #4
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Not sure what the factory pressure switch is set at, but after my last track day at idle the oil light would flicker. I'm guessing that could be as low as 12psi.
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