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Old 06-06-2019, 09:59 PM
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New ZR1 owner here. While getting acclimated with the car I noticed that the oil pressure stays at "zero" for a quick second after start up of the engine. I made a video of that. Sometimes the oil pressure stays at "zero" for a bit longer than in the video. Can someone confirm this with their ZR1 also? And does anyone know if there is another "hard wired" low oil pressure light just like all other cars?
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Here is a link to my video:

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Thatís totally normal
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Mine is the same way it's the norm.
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So is this "normal " in a sense that the oil pressure sensor needs to initialize and the pressure is actually not at 0? Because if the pressure is in fact zero during this time then that's not ideal
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I think the delay is in the info center, not the actual pressure itself, but even if it is it isn't an alarming amount of time. Especially with a dry sump system.
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I think the delay is in the info center, not the actual pressure itself, but even if it is it isn't an alarming amount of time. Especially with a dry sump system.

Yea this is just a display thing. When the motor turns over of course thereís oil pressure. Every c7 on the planet does this.
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Originally Posted by mityaz View Post
Hey guys,
New ZR1 owner here. While getting acclimated with the car I noticed that the oil pressure stays at "zero" for a quick second after start up of the engine. I made a video of that. Sometimes the oil pressure stays at "zero" for a bit longer than in the video. Can someone confirm this with their ZR1 also? And does anyone know if there is another "hard wired" low oil pressure light just like all other cars?
Thank you

Here is a link to my video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cye9SrN7gCY
Upon start up the car (any car for that matter ) takes a second or 2 in order to build up pressure to register on the gauge. Put it in your mode performance gauges where it lists oil pressure volts temp etc vertically in a digital format and see what it reads in that format on start up. It looks easy enough to recreate. Take it to the dealer
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The ECU is designed to not introduce fuel and ignition until oil pressure is sensed. This a normal display delay.
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If they all do that then it's likely the delay in initiating electrical systems.

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