i have a 96 chevy truck my oil gauge reads between 60 and 80 when i crank it up and goes down to 40. when idling it goes to 20 is this normal or not

Asked by Jan 17, 2014 at 11:36 AM about the 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne Extended Cab RWD

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It only takes 8lb of pressure to keep the oil light off. I would have the oil pressure checked and get a true reading. Possibly a bad gauge but if it is that low I would replace the oil pump and screen.

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