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    Question oil gauge ??

    hey guys,

    this morning and i think for the first time the oil gauge(the one of the bottom right) catches my eyes, and im worried a bit.

    so the quick question:

    is it normal the oil pressure increase like two bars (white slashes) when you accelerate? I got 11k on a 2011 CM and have changed the oil twice first time @ 4k second time @ 8k and btw I got FF but i dont use the e85

    thx.

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    after some google search i guess it normal, i think i just noticed that but is it ok to reach 75%?

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    Default Re: oil gauge ??

    if you think its oil related, change the oil anyway. oil, and coolant is the blood of your car. you take care of it.

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    It's normal...as you acclerate at higher rpms your oil pump is turning faster and there for producing higher oil pressure. The oil pressure gauge on the tundra seems to be slow to respond but fairly accurate. If you'll notice you'll run higher pressure when the engine is cold b/c of the thick oil. Just be sure to not acclerate heavily with the engine cold b/c the engine will not oil properly. I try to stay below 2K rpm until engine is warm.
    Last edited by Fordless; 04-09-2012 at 07:57 AM.
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    hmm just tried a Lexus 570 the gauge shows 25% when car is not moving, on high acceleration it would reach 50% - 60%. on the other hand, the tundra show 40% - 50% at stop, on acceleration it could reach to 75% - 80%. is it normal guys?

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    what kind of oil are you running (synthetic or conventional) and what is the weight (i.e. 5w 30)?
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    Yes its normal, you will always have a increase in oil pressure with an increase in rpms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tundra3400 View Post
    what kind of oil are you running (synthetic or conventional) and what is the weight (i.e. 5w 30)?
    synthetic, the guy at the shop told me i should change the oil every 6k, i changed it twice after 4 or 5k, i think ill change the oil this week.

    anyway i got a small clip because im a bit worried, i never noticed the oil gauge moving before

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    i really appreciate you help guys

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    did you just start using the synthetic or have you had it in the truck before?
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    I only used synthetic ( the 1 that last longer) .
    i only changed it twice as i mentioned in the first post, 11k on the truck now.

    is this normal?

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    i was told for my truck that its normal for the gauge to move like that with synthetic oils. mine usually hovers lower than the second line kinda close to the bottom when warm and idling. when i take off it moves quickly upward to the 3rd line closer to the top line. the only thing is that my truck is v6 3.4L and yours is the v8 5.7L so the gauge might stay a little higher because of the larger motor. i think its normal.
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    thanks for your help
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    Default Re: oil gauge ??

    Watched your video...absolutly normal...stop worrying and drive the dang thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordless View Post
    Watched your video...absolutly normal...stop worrying and drive the dang thing.
    thx mate

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    Mine has worked like a mini-Tach since new..........
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