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 Post subject: EL Oil pressure problem!
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:52 am 
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Hi guys, this morning when i was driving to working i heard an alert beeping noise comming from the car which alerted me to the fact that my oil pressure gauge was reading zero. But by the time the alert went off the gauge started creeping up to normal around 5, but through my journey to work the gauge constantly fluctuated, going from 0 all the way to 5 and back down and up to 2 and 4 and 3, it was all over the place but in the most controlled fashion. Meaning it wasnt going fast and jolting everywhere but it was pretty steadily going from low to high and back the other way.

Does this sound like the oil pressure is actually fluctuating? Or could it be a faulty oil pressure sensor?

Hopefully just the sensor but any help would be great,

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 Post subject: Re: EL Oil pressure problem!
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:05 am 
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replace the sender unit.

I have a good one in my work car (glovebox) u can have it for $20

also check all your earths and connection to it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Oil pressure problem!
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:14 am 
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what type of sender u got? and also where abouts is the sender located on the engine, ive changed a fair few things on this hassel of a car but suprisingly this isnt one of the things,

Thanks krytox
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 Post subject: Re: EL Oil pressure problem!
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:24 am 
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EF/EL oil sender unit (theres only one)

Its located above and just behind the oil filter, its black and is about 2cm wide and 6cm long.

One wire attatched to it.

you need a 1+1/8th deep impact C**k to remove it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Oil pressure problem!
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:54 am 
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oh ok so u can get to it from the top inside the engine bay rather than under the car if you take out the air box?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Oil pressure problem!
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:04 am 
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I did a oil change yesterday and was looking at the sensor , it would be easier to get to underneath the car with airbox out .

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Oil pressure problem!
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:55 am 
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oh ok so still attacking it from underneath is the go, thanks guys
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 Post subject: Re: EL Oil pressure problem!
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:35 pm 
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Top is eaiser, just remove the airbox its a couple of screws.

 

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