oil pressure issue

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  1. Austinx56

    Austinx56 Well-Known Member

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    so when I first drive my car for about 10 minutes of driving the oil pressure reads fine but after that when im at idle it drops to nothing then when i go it goes back to normal, could this be the oil pressure sensor i bought one but have not put it in yet....
     
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    Most likely the sensor sending unit on the side of the engine close to the filter ... Cheap fix you may even see that it's leaking a big someone else on here just had this problem ... Happened on my car before too
     
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    RichV Well-Known Member

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    When the gauge goes down, do you hear any change of engine sound. As in louder ticking?

    Could be a sensor, but this is no good until you know for sure. Replace it ASAP, can you get a real gauge on it temporarily just to verify? Or at least open up the oil filter and check for metal flakes?
     
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    no ticking or nothing, im replacing the sensor and GD its a pain in the ass, trying to disconnect the switch, my sensor is caked in dirt and oil
     
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