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 Post subject: No oil pressure AU XR8
Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:13 am 
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Hi guys
I have an AU XR8 ute.
Started my car this morning and the oil light came on and noticed there was no oil
Pressure on the gauge. sounds like it may have a slight knock now.
Any answers to my this would have happen?
Oil pump? Pickup fell off?
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Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 3:32 pm 
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Checked oil level?
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 Post subject: Re: No oil pressure AU XR8
Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:59 pm 
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check the oil level,
then get a mechanical pressure gauge on the engine to check

the au xr6's are shocking for a bad and incorrect oil pressure reading and they needed 1-2 extra earth leads from the -ve of the battery to the block behind the p/s pump, this fixed the incorrect gauge reading

no idea if the xr8's are the same though

 

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Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 4:44 pm 
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Ive blown two oil senders - that is, they start, read normal, then the oil leaks through and they go to 0.

Car is fine, but eventually Ive had good oil leaks from it.

Always worth a check
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 Post subject: Re: No oil pressure AU XR8
Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 6:07 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
check the oil level,
then get a mechanical pressure gauge on the engine to check

the au xr6's are shocking for a bad and incorrect oil pressure reading and they needed 1-2 extra earth leads from the -ve of the battery to the block behind the p/s pump, this fixed the incorrect gauge reading

no idea if the xr8's are the same though


Only AU1 XR6's had an actual working gauge, Series 2 & 3 were just a swith and the gauge acted like an idiot light. Any acceptable Oil pressure = Gauge in the middle, No pressure = 0 reading on the gauge. Nothing in between.
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Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 1:18 am 
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SWC wrote:

Only AU1 XR6's had an actual working gauge, Series 2 & 3 were just a swith and the gauge acted like an idiot light. Any acceptable Oil pressure = Gauge in the middle, No pressure = 0 reading on the gauge. Nothing in between.



lol serious? interesting fact

 

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Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:41 am 
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Disco Frank wrote:
SWC wrote:

Only AU1 XR6's had an actual working gauge, Series 2 & 3 were just a swith and the gauge acted like an idiot light. Any acceptable Oil pressure = Gauge in the middle, No pressure = 0 reading on the gauge. Nothing in between.



lol serious? interesting fact


Yes it is fact and I have seen it on all 2 & 3 series AU's. You also can't throw a series 1 dash into a series 2 -3 either.
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Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:23 pm 
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SWC wrote:

Yes it is fact and I have seen it on all 2 & 3 series AU's. You also can't throw a series 1 dash into a series 2 -3 either.


well yer due to smart shield not smart lock

 

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Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:54 am 
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did you get the oil pressure issue fixed. it sounds like my old au1 xr8 when at idle the oil pressure droped to nothing and it had a light bottom end knock but once u rev the engine it picked up. I replaced the main and big end bearings
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