Oil Guage

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by 96laseredcobra, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. 96laseredcobra

    96laseredcobra Well-Known Member

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    So my oil Guage is reading low . It's in the n of the word normal. Any ideas ? Guy said he changed the sending unit out a year ago.

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    the gauge you see is just a dummy gauge hooked up to a low-pressure sensor. I think it tells you that you have 8-10 psi or something stupid so the fact it is a little lower doesn't mean your pressure is lower necessarily. Replacing the sender might help
     
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    It will be the sender almost certainly...good thing they are cheap!...Not hard to replace....My son stopped driving his 94 (now MY car) & let it sit for 2 years because of low oil pressure....I checked the oil, fired it up & listened while it warmed up...then drove it 400 miles to Oregon with no issues & "fixed" it with a new sender!
     
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    As [MENTION=11896]ttocs[/MENTION] said, the gauge is not actually a gauge. It's an on/off switch (i thought it was 6psi but 8-10 sounds a LITTLE more reasonable).

    A high or low reading means nothing, the sending unit is just a switch, not an actual sending unit.
     
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    funny 6psi was my first thought but it just sounded too low
     
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    You guys are hung up on the Forced Induction pressures! LOL...Since KB dropped the 94/95's I think I will go another direction....eventually a Coyote!
     
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    Its WAY TOO LOW. By the time you find out you're ****ed, you're already ****ed.

    edit: **** this filter let me rant!