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 Post subject: low oil pressure
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:39 am 
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Hi all im new to the forum,

I think i have a problem with my 98 nl fairlane, its the oil pressure, but im not sure what to do. When i put my key in and turn to acc, all the other gauges rise up to where they should be but recently ive just noticied that my oil pressure light comes on and reads 0. But once i start the car the light goes off and the pressure goes back up to around from what i think is a notch 4 or 5. Is this somthing to worry about? As im an apprentice and dont have much $ :| All replys appreciated

Cheers lowlane98
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 Post subject: Re: low oil pressure
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:42 am 
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thats normal..
the oil pressure is only when the engine is running, so engine off = no pressure..
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 Post subject: Re: low oil pressure
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:45 am 
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OK thats good news :), i was all worries because it used to rise up like al the other gauges lol ahwell. Well is it ok if it goes up and down on idle? because its started doing that aswell.

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 Post subject: Re: low oil pressure
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:14 pm 
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again thats normal and nothing to worry about, its when the gauge drops and you loose pressure all together.

 

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 Post subject: Re: low oil pressure
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:57 pm 
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Thanks guys for all your help :) put my mind at rest lol

Cheers lowlane98
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 Post subject: Re: low oil pressure
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:04 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
its when the gauge drops and you loose pressure all together.

mine does this after driving long distances. ill be sitting at lights, in gear at idle, and the oil pressure drops, and light and alarm goes off..
happens quite often, im not worried though.
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 Post subject: Re: low oil pressure
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:55 pm 
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apprentice what? please don't say mechanic

 

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 Post subject: Re: low oil pressure
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:00 am 
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James84 wrote:
dc_todd wrote:
its when the gauge drops and you loose pressure all together.

mine does this after driving long distances. ill be sitting at lights, in gear at idle, and the oil pressure drops, and light and alarm goes off..
happens quite often, im not worried though.
8-)


Could be a faulty sender causing this as well. was the case with mine.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:47 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
James84 wrote:
dc_todd wrote:
its when the gauge drops and you loose pressure all together.

mine does this after driving long distances. ill be sitting at lights, in gear at idle, and the oil pressure drops, and light and alarm goes off..
happens quite often, im not worried though.
8-)


Could be a faulty sender causing this as well. was the case with mine.

the sensor's only a few months old.
the sooner this car dies, the sooner i can buy another one. haha
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 Post subject: Re: low oil pressure
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:32 pm 
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Alright no worries ill go and find out some prices, cheers

Nah apprentice gardener

Thanks guys lol :)
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 Post subject: Re: low oil pressure
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:00 pm 
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6 cyl?

Probably about $50 - $60 from repco. VDO Part Number: 360.045

Actually same for V8 as well.

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 Post subject: Re: low oil pressure
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:08 pm 
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sweet as thanks for the price mate, much appreciated for all your help people.

Ill go get one and see about fitting it :)
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