Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 18:07:35 +0800
From: "Glenn" <>
Subject: Re: Oil Pressure Light

More than likily you have a blocked oil pick-up. Glenn "Grunff" <> wrote in message news:6zX78.11792$ > > "Jason Dodds" <> wrote in message > news:aHW78.12022$ > > I've got a 95 900S with 120K miles on it and I am having a problem with > the > > oil pressure indicator. I can start my car and drive it for a while (10 > > minutes) and whenever the RPM's drop (at stop light or slowing down), the > > oil pressure indicator light comes on and I get an alert on my console > (red > > triangle with exclamation point in it). This is starting to happen more > > frequently, and I don't know if it is a faulty sensor going out or there > is > > something seriously wrong with my engine. Has anyone ever had this > problem > > before. If anyone has any tips or fixes, I'd love to hear them. > > > > > Stop!! Don't drive your car anymore until you see to this - seriously. If > you do, you're risking major engine damage. > > It may well be the sensor - if it is, then great, it's a cheap part, and > easily replaced by the home mechanic. However, if you really do have low > pressure, you can cause serious damage. > > Two options for testing the sensor - > a)borrow/hire/buy an oil pressure guage and appropriate adaptor. Install it, > run the engine, and check the pressure. Is it within spec? > b)borrow/buy a new or known good used pressure sensor. Wire it in, and see > if you get the same problem. > > If the sensor is fine, then you need to start looking at reasons for low oil > pressure. There are many causes. > > Let us know once you've tested the sensor. > > > Grunff > >

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