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 Post subject: low oil pressure!!
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:08 pm 
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hey

ive recently bought a 95 ford fairmont....and ive no problems....but yesterday i was driving it had i noticed my oil pressure gauge was very low. it was to the point when i stopped at the lights the gauge began to beep as it dropped into the orange zone, but once i took of again it went up..but only 1/4 of the way...

wen i got home i checked my oil and it was full!! so im not sure of what the problem is.....can u help?

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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:54 pm 
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oil pump?
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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:01 pm 
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maybe thin worn out oil try some hph50, first start up in the morning the liters tap for a second but then its all fine, it solved my problem
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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:22 pm 
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These things tap on start up, and go up and down all day, ive driven a few that do it....
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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:55 pm 
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give the car a service with some 15/50 or 20/50 oil, and see if problem persists.
if it does then try the fllowing,
get oil preasure tested using mechanical gauge, will tell you if it's an issue with engine or just misreading gauge.
if preassure is ok then try,
add extra earth cable from battery to engine.
or change the preassure sensor in block, around cyl3-4 under the bbm.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:19 pm 
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A lot of people here have that problem with the oil guage. I've tried fitting the extra earths - it didn't solve the problem for me, but others have said it did. Its a good idea to add a body-to-engine strap anyway - Have a look at your stock earth - its way to small a guage.

Changed from 20W50 to HPR15 (15W60) and my problem seems to have gone away for the time being. It hasn't added any new lifter noise as yet ;-)

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:51 pm 
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ive got the same thing goin on with my EA, in the morrning the oil pressure is at half, at idol and in the revs, but when it warms up the oil pressure at idol goes down to the first bar and then at 1000-1500RPM the oil pressure goes to half and then after 1500RPM the pressure just stays at half?

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:02 pm 
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cool
thanks for all ur help guys.....ill try those tips out n ill let u no how it all goes.

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 Post subject: Low pressure fluttering gauge
Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:13 pm 
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polish'd wrote:
ive got the same thing goin on with my EA, in the morrning the oil pressure is at half, at idol and in the revs, but when it warms up the oil pressure at idol goes down to the first bar and then at 1000-1500RPM the oil pressure goes to half and then after 1500RPM the pressure just stays at half?



I've recently noticed the same thing in my EB2 (163,000k's), only a problem when engine warms about a mm from the "N" in Normal.

I have also noticed a flutter in the gauge which can sometimes cause a ruff idle (More than usual with a Wade 1004-112 cam)

Could this perhaps be a seal. which leaks once heated?

And does anybody know how much it would cost to replace my oil pump?

TwstdEB

 

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