Originally Posted by bmcgc
Tahnks, I needed a good laugh this morning.
Who doesnt know that different oil filters often result in different oil pressure readings?
Limped home at 60 with 25psi of oil pressure?
At highway speed, that car will run just fine at 10psi.
Had you been in my position, you would have done the same and BS on the 10 psi crack. Yes it can run at 10 psi at 60 to get home, if you want to blow it up, but the engine won't last very long at that pressure.
At 25 psi at 60 it ran ok. Take it up to 70 it would drop to a little more than 20psi and the engine was reacting badly, noisier, rougher running.
I have been buying oil filters for over 30 years for all kinds of cars. I have never bought the cheapest filter by itself. I have on the other hand have bought an oil change special with the cheapest filter just this once. Normally they have the Toughguard fram available for a little more when they use fram filters on the oil/filter special so I spring for the TG. I understand there is a pressure drop in filters and some variation between brands and more importantly between the base and the top of the line of a particular brand. What I haven't seen is this amount of restriction, 10 psi through the teperature range.
I you ask anyone on this forum if their oil pressure was 10 psi at 60, then every one of them would tell you its time to rebuild. What a lame comment.