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As @jzd commented, oil pressure should change with engine load. At idle, your oil pressure is at its lowest, when accelerating it will be at its highest and cruising it should steady out. Also ambient temperatures effect oil pressure depending on the weight of oil you are using. Here is an explanation I gave a club member on our forum of a similar ...


I had a similar problem on 2 vehicles, a 03 mustang and a 99 bonneville. When the car would come to a stop light the engine would idle too low and stall out. The problem (in both cases) was the mass air flow sensor. Its a piece of electronics that determines the amount of air to let in to the engine from the throttle based on inputs. You could test it by ...

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