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Kurganhunter

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I have a fresh small block Chevy 383 stroker. It is an early 80's block. I have a  modern aftermarket gauge with kit with matching sender. @ idle around 1000 rpm cold the gauge is reading 75 psi. I have not run it long enough to get up to temp as I was concerned with the oil pressure. Does that seem too high? I have read a few posts on the web about people having a similar issue with a  range of 70-75 psi with a plethora of varied responses. Anybody have any experiences that are the same? I would appreciate any input. I will probably run it to temp. at idle to see if it changes and post results in case anyone else has the same concern. Thanks
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Are you using a good engine break-in oil?

I'm not sure but if you are I think it is a thicker oil and which may give strange results, at first, until it get up to a higher temp.  I will ask around and try and get back with you.

Take care!

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I have a fresh small block Chevy 383 stroker. It is an early 80's block. I have a  modern aftermarket gauge with kit with matching sender. @ idle around 1000 rpm cold the gauge is reading 75 psi. I have not run it long enough to get up to temp as I was concerned with the oil pressure. Does that seem too high? I have read a few posts on the web about people having a similar issue with a  range of 70-75 psi with a plethora of varied responses. Anybody have any experiences that are the same? I would appreciate any input. I will probably run it to temp. at idle to see if it changes and post results in case anyone else has the same concern. Thanks
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Thanks. My engine builder broke in the motor on the bench. He recommended 10-40 standard oil. I brought it up to temp and it hovers around 70 psi. it does not go much higher at higher rpm 
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