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 Post subject: EL high oil pressure
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:43 am 
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Hi I urgently need help my fairmont is reading MAX oil pressure, IM tight on dollars and I have to drive 1500 kms this saturday for work. there is no current mods and have only owned car for 1 month and it has been imaculatly cared for by previous owner- only 80 000 kms and in original condition thoughout. any help would be much appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: EL high oil pressure
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:14 am 
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hi, the oil pressure sender units are common to do this, sometimes they fail causing this high pressure signal and sometimes they block up with gunk in the oil.
i have fixed my EL before by removing the sender unit and washing it out well with degreaser a few times and refitting it.
otherwise it may be worth buying a brand new one , think they are around $60 from ford, but repco etc should also sell them

they are fitted to the motor between the coil and the dizzy, and u need to be carefull removing them as the break easily. u need a deep socket to fit over them to undo it.
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 Post subject: Re: EL high oil pressure
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:42 am 
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might be different but, my oil pressure sender on my au failed and cost me 15 bucks through auto one, but was a pain in the a** to replace,

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL high oil pressure
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:54 am 
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You haven't been fiddling in that area and accidentally pulled the sensor cable off.

That will send the dash gauge to MAX.
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 Post subject: Re: EL high oil pressure
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:50 am 
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cheers for the ideas ill call the guys at coventries as they deliver anywhere and I do remember last week i ran over a mangled roo at about 120k's :!: so ill have another look from underneath.
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 Post subject: Re: EL high oil pressure
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:34 am 
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Sounds like Skippy's last ditch effort to f**k you over. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: EL high oil pressure
Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:18 pm 
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is it safe to drive with high pressure? mine just started reading high today, read in some other place people say it is, any one confirm?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL high oil pressure
Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:43 pm 
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the highest point on the stock gauge is about 80psi. that wont hurt your engine, but that doesn't mean its good.

but more often then not the sender is faulty and pressure is fine.

 

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