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Re: Oil Scare - Universal M25

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Forgot this, if the crankcase was overfilled perhaps the crank was turning the oil into froth?

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Good idea, but no. The crankcase oil level was spot on.
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E, I don't know where I read it but someone had the wrong oil filter and after installing the right type the oil pressure returned. I'm guessing that happened to you.
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I read that post as well... However, IIRC, that poster had consistent low (no) oil pressure with 3 non OEM filters. (S)he then tried a genuine Universal (gold plated) $30 filter, and the pressure magically returned.

My symptom is that the oil pressure dropped as the engine heated up.

The symptom seems to be gone, now that I have changed the oil and Filter (I really like the Bosch filter) but I won't really know until I try motoring for about 2.5 hours.
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Maine - Rotella T it will be for the next oil change - probably next week!

BTW - do you eat off of that engine? You could!
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Is the pressure sensor electric and functioning properly?Pressure line to real pressure gauge tells the truth.
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Re: Oil Scare - Universal M25

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Are you sure the Motorcraft oil was a "C" rated oil not an "S" rated? I know Motorcraft makes one but I know my local Wal*mart does not carry it.

I have one word for diesel oil..... ROTELLA T !!!

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Agree with Maine on the ROtella T. That is all that goes in my engine. But mine hasn't turned red yet. Mine is still silver and grey. Hey Maine, how long before my engine turns red and shiny like yours and not black and greasy like it is now???

Is it just me, or does everyone else here feel inadequate when Maine shows picures of his shiny engine???

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Re: Oil Scare - Universal M25

After you worked for an owner of a LARGE sport fishing boat and HUGE Mega Yacht who has MIRRORS installed under the engines in the engine rooms, and you wear latex gloves when working in there, like a surgery room, everything else seems dirty, including my engine...

I would have been fired if the engines on the boat I worked on in College looked like my engine... We're talking Pebble Beach Concourse clean......
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