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What is the correct oil pressure for a chevy 2000 3500 vortex engine

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0 psi to 80 psi at idle 20 to 45 psi give or take theres no correct oil pressure only if you see your oil gauge flexb between 10 psi to 80 psi

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Wild guess of 40 to 60 psi at highest, and more like 10 at idle.

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