Low oil pressure
Posted July 10, 2011 - 02:01 PM
When it is warm the oil light comes on when you drop it below about 1/3 throttle.
I have changed the swtich, so it must actually have low pressure.
Does anyone know of any common fault, or quick ideas? Does anyone know if there is a pickup screen in the sump? I think I can get the sump off without taking the engine out so I could do that.
The clock only has 1000 hours on it (actually it rolled over a couple of days ago). I cant believe there is alot of wear on it. It does have a bit of blowby, so maybe it has been clocked?
It is currently doing alot of hours as we are mid season and with all the rain the grass is growing fast! I cant strip it down until the winter, but I dont want it to go bang before!
Posted July 10, 2011 - 02:14 PM
Posted July 10, 2011 - 02:38 PM
Posted July 10, 2011 - 06:33 PM
get a cheap oil pressure gauge and hook it up. You need some numbers to go.
Posted July 12, 2011 - 01:09 PM
Hammer, no, it has been owned by a council, then on a large private estate. I have no idea of the history. But it hasnt done alot of hours.
Dan, thats my thinking too. I will look into the pump and relief valve.
Sounds like it'll be an allnighter some time to pull the sump off. The belts in the vaccum need replacing too so I'll do it at the same time.
Thanks for your input, I'll let you know how it goes when I get round to it.
Posted January 23, 2012 - 04:21 PM
So, thanks for starting this thread and getting me motivated to do the research.
Hope your fix ended up this simple.
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