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post #3 of Old 02-20-2001
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Engine Oil Pressure Problem

It''s probably just the sender unit, or too low an idle speed. Get an actual mechanical guage and find out what pressure the light is coming on at. Fairly simple to do, ask for instructions for your particular engine at the dealer or repair shop. You didn''t say how long you have had it or how long it has been doing this. If you have had it for years and it just started it may be low pressure caused by wear/damage. It could also be that you have a cooling problem, if the coolant is too hot the oil can thin causing lower oil pressure especially at idle after running hard. Check coolant level if FW cooled and water pump/belt. Also check raw water filter. John
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