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 Posted: 07-07-2016 05:08 pm
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Greg Fletcher

Joined: 03-11-2005
Location: Lake Nacimiento, California USA
Posts: 422
If the oil pump relief valve has something sticking in it causing the spring to bind, you will see the opposite (assuming all other things are working as intended) as very low or almost no oil pressure.

Higher oil pressure is normal if the engine was rebuilt correctly, that is; the main bearing are within spec and inner and outer oil pump rotors are brand new. These two things have the biggest impact on the oil pressure from what I have seen. My engine (with a couple thousand miles on it) shows about 90 lbs on the gauge when cold and with the engine warmed up and at cruising speed will show about 50+ lbs. Have you driven the car? What is it showing while you're driving it?