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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:47 pm 
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Fellow Fordfreaks,

I changed my oil and oil filter last week and had been noticing that my oil pressure needle is jumping to its maximum reading (past 7) while cruising but then goes back midway when you stop. I had used Shell Helix plus 15W50 and Ford AFL-1 filter.

Has anyone had this kind of problem before?
Am I using wrong grade of Oil?

Thanks you all in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure too high
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:41 pm 
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john_jay wrote:
Fellow Fordfreaks,

I changed my oil and oil filter last week and had been noticing that my oil pressure needle is jumping to its maximum reading (past 7) while cruising but then goes back midway when you stop. I had used Shell Helix plus 15W50 and Ford AFL-1 filter.

Has anyone had this kind of problem before?
Am I using wrong grade of Oil?

Thanks you all in advance.

John_jay


I use the same oil, and noticed the same thing after my last change, thought it might have been a dodgy sender, but it wasn't.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:17 pm 
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I used to get a similar reading before I changed my oil a couple of months ago. It never went over maybe 6, but now at idle it is nearly at the bottom....Very strange. I guess if you use the grade as specified in the manual then you can't go wrong.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:34 am 
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Will it cause any damage running high, mine has just started to run high as stated in the first post, and i am running the same oil i always use.
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Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:14 am 
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im pretty sure its an electrical thing

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:20 am 
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Mine used to do the same in my fairlane. Crusing at constant speed and it goes right up to 7 (sometimes into the red zone) Then give it a rev and it will fall back to about half way. Quite sure its an electrical problem.
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Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:08 pm 
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If the wire comes off the sender (even momentarily) or has a dirty connection you will get a very high reading. Mine reads high every now and then and I just give the terminal a clean.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:03 pm 
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Its a pretty slow moving gauge anyway. what is the oil pressure supposed to be? Is it constant across the rpm range or goes it increase with rpm. In my brothers VL the oil pressure goes up with the revs but in the fairlane it stays pretty much constant. My lanes a 6 by the way, maybe the 8's have a different oiling system.
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Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:09 pm 
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my oil pressure sits low on the guage, (1st -2nd bar on idle 3rd peak)

what causes this :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:41 pm 
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i have an el v8 fairlane and an el fairmont 6 and they both exp. high oil pressure not sure why.Ford seems to think it's fine though :)
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