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Old 02-26-2004, 20:35   #1 (permalink)
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Oil pressure problems!

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I serviced my ef fairmont yesterday, all went very well (apart from snapping one of the spark plug leads), but she's running like a dream now. The is one thing i've noticed, the oil pressure is bloody high, i'm pretty sure i didn't over fill it and after checking it this morning the level is just below full on the dip stick. when i say it running high, i mean in the red line, at one stage it was at the very top of the meter, if the meter went to 10 not 7 i'm think it wold have been at the end of 10

anyone have any suggestions as to why its running running at such huge pressure?
I would prefer not to drive it much until i find the cause.
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It's very likely fine, what oil did you use, what viscosity?

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penzzoil 15w/40

thats fords recommendation right?
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It should be fine.

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alright cool, well it's running very smoothly, and it's not blowing smoke, so i guess i'll just see how it goes,

cheers for the help!
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Old 02-26-2004, 21:40   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Oil pressure problems!

My brother has had the same problem with his EF since he serviced it the oil gague will go to the Red and stay there its weird.
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Possibly a problem with the sender or gauge. Unlikely to be actual high oil pressure unless there is a problem with the relief valve.
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My brother thinks a bit of grit may have gotten in gauge sensor.
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It's almost certainly a sender or earthing problem. Very common on all E and A series cars.
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Old 02-26-2004, 23:25   #10 (permalink)
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May acctually be a problem with the gauge, a loose terminalor similar.
I just had a very simiral problem with my temp guage.
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