how to check oil pressure when guage not working

Dalamar

Post Whore
SN95 Supporter
Retired Staff
Joined
Feb 3, 2006
Messages
13,863
Reaction score
106
Location
SLC, UT
Hey Guys,
I just fired up the mustang after it sitting all year..... Lame I know.
after a battery charge and fluid check it fired up....sounded gud.

I have Autometer Trans, oil pressure and boost gauges - oil gauge is showing no oil pressure.
I'm guessing it's likely the gauge sending unit, but I want to make sure it's getting oil before letting it run for an extended period.

Can someone shoot me some info or a link on the best way to do this?


Appreciate it!!
 

ttocs

Post Whore
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
28,301
Reaction score
3,859
Location
Evansville Indiana
could just be some corrosion that has built up between the sender/wires. At the very least twist/wiggle the wire that connects to the sender or better yet pull it off and try a wire brush and some contact cleaner if you have it or you can use some coke if you don't.
 

cameron57

Active Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2014
Messages
454
Reaction score
0
You can always pull a valve cover it will be messy but youll be able to tell quickly
 

evilcw311

Most Evil Member!
SN95 Supporter
Joined
May 9, 2010
Messages
7,459
Reaction score
2,102
Location
Louisville, KY
Dal if you had good pressure when you parked it then chances are that it's corrosion as Scott said or a bad sending unit. You can thread an adapter and use a mechanical gauge at the block if you really are concerned and the sending unit ends up not being the problem.

Just a thought.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
75,161
Messages
1,456,657
Members
13,698
Latest member
rickedeke17

Members online

No members online now.
Top