After installing new distributor,why is oil pressure high,and water temp low?

Asked by Dec 07, 2015 at 01:25 PM about the 1996 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ive set timing,by tdc,twice now,and it still reads 60 psi oil pressure,& about 100°
water temp

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The coolant temperature is controlled by the thermostat. Yours may be stuck open. The oil pressure is a function of the oil pump and has nothing to do with the timing. 60psi is good so I would not worry about it. If you set the idle high, it could make the idle oil pressure higher.

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