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lube oil pressure light

got a oil pressure light today after running motor for about 20-25 min. at 2800 rpms....think if i change the oil and oil filter it will fix the prob. oil level was alittle low
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The changing of the oil filter probably will not solve your problem.

In fact oil filters are equiped with a bypass valve to insure that there is no interruption in oil flow even if an amazingly careless owner lets its oil filter clogg up to a point where it would otherwise stop letting oil flow through.

Oil pressure warnings coming out normally have one of the following reasons:

By order of probability:

1- Oil level bellow the engine oil intake (if this turns out to be the case extensive damage to the engine is likely to have allready ocurred);

2- Faulty pressostate (stuck in open position or internally shorted)

3- Faulty oil pump

4- Clogged oil filter AND stuck oil filter bypass valve.
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changed the oil and oil filter....ran it for an hr. no more problems..knock wood.
thank you though
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