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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:30 pm 
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Hey, I just did a trip to wollongong from newcastle, and along the f3 towards sydney i noticed that the oil pressure guage was reading really high, like in the red? so as soon as i could i pulled over an checked oil and everythin and it all seemed fine!

just wondering if any of you guy had a prob with this? im driving an efII fairmont

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:01 pm 
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high oil pressure would indicate that you have to much oil in the motor..
when you pulled over did u read the oil correctly? Ie. wiping the stick and then checking it again? when the motor is hot you will get innacurate readings so you need to wipe it then check it.

what is the oil pressure when ur at idle?
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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:05 pm 
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eed-250 wrote:
high oil pressure would indicate that you have to much oil in the motor..
when you pulled over did u read the oil correctly? Ie. wiping the stick and then checking it again? when the motor is hot you will get innacurate readings so you need to wipe it then check it.

what is the oil pressure when ur at idle?


either that or the oil is too thick, but if its the first time its happened then i'd say what eed-250 said.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:05 pm 
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Pulco wrote:
just wondering if any of you guy had a prob with this? im driving an efII fairmont


Yeah I've had this a few times - EF XR6. Mine usually returns to normal after a while (or if I switch off and then restart) I can only assume it's a sender unit problem - I'll have to change it one day to find out!

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:07 pm 
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yea i checked the level and it was jsut under, plus i checked it cold and same, it was the only time is happeded as xr6wgn had said! it didnt happen for the rest of the trip and i think the oil i have it is it either gtx2 or 3

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:14 pm 
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probably a sender unit then..
maybe the contacts are a bit loose or something?
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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:15 pm 
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hmm could be a faulty sender, electrics can often go a bit wako when they are hot.
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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:16 pm 
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yea, thats wat my old man thinks too, i will keep an eye on it

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:39 pm 
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if the oil level is too high it wont cause excess pressure

if it went back to normal, i'd say its a sender fault

if it stays high, i'd say one or more of the oil galleries or ports is blocked

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:52 pm 
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only thing you can do is hook up a manual gauge

when i strart mine it sits in the red for a while and mooves down dunno why though.

causes are bad relief valve blocked galleries, bad gauge earths damaged sender or gauge

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:01 am 
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erm. from what ive seen fillign the engine up with to much oil will give you a higher oil pressure then normal???
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Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:30 am 
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I experienced the same until I fitted a new sender, cheap too at only about $50. :D

 

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