View Full Version : Switched to synthetic Amzoil. High oil pressure???


RebelMan666
08-17-2011, 08:54 PM
I just recently switched to full synthetic amzoil 5-30, and have driven around 2k miles and my oil pressure is reading above 3/4 and my change oil light comes on. the light goes off as the car warms up but the oil pressure is still high. The light does not come on all the time tho. I have a 2000 trans am Ws6. Any input would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

RARON455
08-17-2011, 10:03 PM
Were you running 5-30 synthetic oil before the swap??? any issues with it?? What is the pressure you are getting ON startup and at operating temp??

babbage1109
08-17-2011, 10:04 PM
my oil pressure runs higher with amsoil also but i dont have any issue with the oil light you can reset that thing so it wont come on

my bandit
08-17-2011, 10:17 PM
I think the light is programmed to come on after a certain mileage. Mine hasn't come on in a long time (probably 5 changes) so I stopped worrying about it. About the high pressure, it wasn't doing it before you switched correct? I know the gauges in the car are pretty crappy and not accurate. Although I might switch to this stuff if it helps the pressure some since at idle mine is below 40

metalmilitia606
08-17-2011, 10:20 PM
The increased oil pressure is normal. To reset the oil light turn your key to the on position, but don't start it. Hold down your trip needle for 12 seconds or until the oil light goes off.

RebelMan666
08-19-2011, 06:59 AM
The increased oil pressure is normal. To reset the oil light turn your key to the on position, but don't start it. Hold down your trip needle for 12 seconds or until the oil light goes off.

Thanks alot. Ill give this a shot hopefully itll work out for me. Appreciate the help everyone!

RebelMan666
08-20-2011, 07:34 PM
Thanks alot. Ill give this a shot hopefully itll work out for me. Appreciate the help everyone!

that worked. thanks alot. should i have to worry about my oil pressure being aroud 60-70??

TImmy_Jones
08-21-2011, 12:28 PM
Mine is like 50 idle, 60 cruise, and above that for wot. 02z. 80k miles. Mobil Dino oil.