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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:52 pm 
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My oil pressure is much higher than it should be, nearly on the top orange square, car temp is fine though. Any ideas?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:10 pm 
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anybody??

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:39 pm 
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Do an oil pressure test to find it out properly or your just guessing.
Guessing either, sender unit faulty or the oil pressure relief valve stuck shut. My guess is the unit.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:52 pm 
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oil pressure test? How? The gauge in my car says its high, I wouldn't have a clue if the oil pressure was high otherwise

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:53 pm 
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Also what will happen if I run the car at high pressure?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:02 pm 
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Depends how high it is. I've seen Ford Courier 2.6 petrols blow the seal out on the oil filter. What model falc we talkin about here?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:02 pm 
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willygrice wrote:
Also what will happen if I run the car at high pressure?


running the car at high oil pressure will cause the gauge to point towards the red part.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:04 pm 
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4dlvr wrote:
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Also what will happen if I run the car at high pressure?


running the car at high oil pressure will cause the gauge to point towards the red part.


Well that was some useless info

Its an EL fairy ghia

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:05 pm 
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so how can I test what the oil pressure is and what should it be?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:06 pm 
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Have you got an oil pressure testing kit?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:07 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Have you got an oil pressure testing kit?


theres one on the dash, top left if im not mistaken

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:08 pm 
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no, i will buy 1 at work 2moro i guess. What pressure should it be operating at? What is it likely to be if the gauge is reading correctly

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:10 pm 
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4dlvr wrote:
cjh wrote:
Have you got an oil pressure testing kit?


theres one on the dash, top left if im not mistaken


What is it with some of you? Do you see the V8 Supercar guys using std fittment guages? No,
Just get it tested, using a capilliary oil pressure guage test set.

 

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4dlvr wrote:
cjh wrote:
Have you got an oil pressure testing kit?


theres one on the dash, top left if im not mistaken

Dude, stop talking s**t.

The hard bit with getting a mech gauge on the 4L, is the position of the pressure sender.
Right under the intake manifold.
Impossible to get too from above with the BBM.
If your cars not low, you might be able to get underneath and reach up, otherwise, ramps, and get it from under that way.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:20 pm 
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I do this stuff for a living. How do you think I got on when an ED Taxi comes in and he wants all 3 fan belts changed now and the car is that hot you can't touch the mudguards???

Anyway, Jack up the car, take the oil filter off, then you can see the oil pressure sender unit, remove it, ( yes, this is difficult), fit up the testing kit, put the oil filter back on, start the engine, and check the test guage.

How hard is this. Either that or take it somewhere and pay to get it done.

 

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