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 Post subject: OIL PRESSURE PROBLEMS IN EF/EL's
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:45 am 
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this is for people that are suffering from low oil pressure gauge problems.

this is not an actual low oil pressure problem, this is a gauge inaccuracy recognised by FORD, these engines have very good oil pressure and will do for quite awhile.

hope this helps those worrying about oil pressure problems.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:53 am 
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Ah, learning a few truths at the dealership I take it?

So i assume this is a result of the fact its an electronic gauge? i.e. fitting a better/more responsive sender unit would not fix the problem?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:59 am 
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i understand that you can get a gauge that is calibrated slightly different, but i'm not sure what gauge or what calibration it is.

if anyone is seriously worried after reading this i recommend going to an instrument specialist and gfetting it calibrated professionally, that way you can be absolutely sure. or a new oil pressure sender is around the $40 mark that also should fix the problem.

as for learning the truth's at the dealership, i am here to help and find out as much i can so we can all learn. ore than happy to find out anything about any ford to help people.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:20 pm 
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Interesting thanks for the info !!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:17 pm 
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yeah i know the gauges are f**k, but you can hear my engine tappin away when its down :P definately working
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:23 pm 
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that maybe that your tappets are stuffed rather than and oil pressure problem.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:19 pm 
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if the engine is given a pressure test and it comes bak fine, would the low oil pressure warning be caused by this faulty gauge/sender? :lol:
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:36 pm 
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I have also noticed that when the Volt meter is down the oil pressure is way low and obviously when its sitting at 12 - 13volts the oil pressure reads about 1/2-3/4 way.

Thats about the only time i notice it. :)

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:25 pm 
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my oil pressure gauge is always, i mean always, on high, standing straight up, its got power cause its sits back down on nothing when the car is off the rises back to full when i start the car, could there be no sender attached to the dash for the oil pressure gauge?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:33 pm 
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mrnasty i would be looking to see if you have the proper oil pressure sender you might just have a oil pressure switch, this can happen when the cluster is up graded to have oil pressure gauge ,the oil pressure sensor needs to be changed aswell, if its just a oil pressure switch it would give the pegged needle affect

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:52 am 
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If you have a look at these items on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 98675&rd=1 , it will give you an idea of what the switch sort of looks like - a sender unit is similar, but the plastic cylindrical back is about another inch and a half longer. The sender part number is in the Fordmods parts database.

 

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