Troubleshooting - High Oil Pressure
First time posting here. Been part of another forum, but all threads seem to turn to crap...Anyway, I've had my 1995 355 Spider for about 4 months now, and loving every minute of it!
Last month I notice my oil pressure gauge is within range of the 140 mark when cruising (3K-4K rpm). At idle the gauge is usually somewhere between the 60-70 mark. This at operating temp with the oil hot.
my steps so far (with no change to gauge reading):
1. pull dash/gauge cluster to make sure all connections are tight
2. changed oil & filter
3. clean connectors on sending unit
Car seems to be running beautifully with no apparent issues (at the moment). All other gauges are within spec at operating temps.
Thoughts or ideas?
I'm thinking my next step is to check the pressure relief valve to make sure it's not stuck...Good idea? Bad Idea?
Do I need to drain the oil prior to pulling the pressure relief valve? I'm assuming there shouldn't be any issues if I pull/inspect, and replace exactly as it was.
Advice on any of the above would be much appreciated!