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#16 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Thanks for all the helpful ideas! :thumbs:

I followed KennyP's suggestion and had them put a Tee in. Now I have both a digital read out and an idiot gauge (what else would you call an gauge that acts like an idiot light?) If it happens again, at least I will know if I have low oil pressure or a f***ed switch. I can then move to "more aggressive problem solving". Whether that includes a 10 amp jumper or a 12 gauge, is anyone's guess.

I must say, they did a nice job of the install. I found a quick way to reset the reverse pegged oil gauge. I drilled a small hole in the plastic shield & stuck a piece of 20 gauge wire through it to move the needle.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 09:18 PM

Glad you getting your problem under control :thumbs: Al
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Posted October 10, 2012 - 10:35 AM

I was thinking of your problem today when a fellow at work said his " check gauges" light came on his Jeep . His oil pressure was below 15psi ( on the dash gauge ) when he came to a stop , I'll let you know what he finds . Did you have any problems since you installed the new digital gauge ?
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Posted October 16, 2012 - 07:17 PM

Yes, the symptoms returned this weekend. I find it happens first thing in the morning on my way to work. I'll have 40 psi & a dead gauge. When I leave work the gauge is fine. If I get 30 minutes, I'm going to install the jumper like you suggested.

The biggest difference is that I don't panic because I know I have oil pressure.

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:52 AM

Glad to hear it's not a real engine problem , I'm sure you feel that way too . The fellow at work never said anymore about his Jeep ( havn't seen him come here ) Al
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Posted October 18, 2012 - 07:08 AM

I finally found the time to install the jumper Alc recommended. Now I always have oil pressure & don't get the "Check Gauge" light. The digital tells me what the factory gauge should have told me all along.

Interestingly, albeit mildly, I found fresh oil in the oil pressure sensor connector (pic #1). Doubt it should be there, but what do I know? I also found the braided ground cable on the grounding point to be corroded (pic #4).

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 07:40 AM

It almost seems like if the oil is from this switch and not the ones before it's bad too !! If you have a meter I wonder what the ohms at that switch are with it disconnected both with engine on and off ?

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Posted May 17, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Just a quick update.  The digital oil pressure sending unit packed it in this week.  My indicated oil pressure dropped to 3 psi at speed.  Changed the sending unit and all is well again.  I think I'm done with Castrol GTX 5w20 and Fram filters.  I'm going to try Penzoil Full Synthetic 5w20.  Canadian Tire had it on sale last week so I picked up a jug.


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 08:22 AM

I have the prefect fix for you.....get a Chevy :D

 

I wouldn't put a fram filter on a bicycle, too much bad history of poor construction inside.



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Posted May 18, 2013 - 11:53 AM

ive always prefered napa/wix filters they wont drain empty when the truck is parked so no dry starts with them like a fram will do



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Posted May 18, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Some of us are slow learners. blush2.gif

Step #1-  Buy a Chevy!!



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Posted May 18, 2013 - 03:39 PM

Step #1-  Buy a Chevy!!

Just for giggles I Googled the following

General Motor Problems = 44,900,000 hits

Ford Motor Problems = 20,600,000

I was happy until i did my Dodge 65,300,000 :D :bigrofl:


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