oil presure

Asked by May 20, 2017 at 11:04 PM about the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Work Truck Double Cab LB 4WD

Question type: General

looking to buy a 2015 duramax in a 3500 chevy silverodo with the z71 package at it s ltz .. took it for a test drive and it had loose steering and the oil preasure just starting and going down the road was at 60 lbs but, when i stopped at the lights it would drop to 40 .. not used to that i have a 5.3 gas it holds 60 all the time.. is this like the dealer says , normal ..He took it in garage and had to replace the parts to the steering box..

2 Answers

120,465

Lower oil pressure at idle is common in a lot of cars and normal. Do more research if you are concerned about this truck.

121,365

That sure sounds normal too me, however your 5.3 doesn't sound normal, you should also have a drop in pressure at idle, should hover around 40 ish, you may have a problem with the screen in the port just below the oil pressure sender tube, kinda acts like a check valve when it get clogged. Some rigs the pressure reads high others read low.

Your Answer:

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Experts

  • #1
    Steven Loeffler
    Reputation
    570
  • #2
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    430
  • #3
    piocon
    Reputation
    380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
121 Great Deals out of 17,247 listings starting at $2,999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,805 Great Deals out of 155,397 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
424 Great Deals out of 36,204 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ram 2500
211 Great Deals out of 31,605 listings starting at $7,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
116 Great Deals out of 10,464 listings starting at $6,995
Used GMC Sierra 1500
683 Great Deals out of 56,380 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
332 Great Deals out of 21,057 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-150
2,283 Great Deals out of 188,286 listings starting at $1,200
Used GMC Sierra 3500HD
53 Great Deals out of 5,647 listings starting at $9,995
Used Toyota Tundra
461 Great Deals out of 37,098 listings starting at $2,499

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.