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Old 08-16-2002, 04:24   #1 (permalink)
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XF S Pak Oil Gauge Reading on Startup

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The oil Gauge in my XF s pak flashes red as soon as the car is started for a few seconds and then goes up to normal (1/2 and upwards) ...i know that low oil pressure is normal as soon as the car is started...so im assuming that this flashing is normal??

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G'day, I've only just recently aquired one of these dashes, but yes, on my dash the oil pressure, temp, volts and Fuel gauges all flash together on start up for about 2 or 3 seconds. Hope it helps mate
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i think he is saying after he starts it then it flashes?? is that it mate. (as they all flash 2 or 3 times if ya have the key on run for bout 3 sec without starting it) you might have a problem? not sure what tho might be telling you teh oil pump is 'starting' to say die
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I checked it again...it flashes red for about 1/2-1 second when the car is cold...and goes up to normal. After that it dosent do it anymore, until the car is cold again.

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Hi Guys,

The flashing is normal - I had an XF Ghia with the full digital dash - the system flashes all the segments a couple of times when the ignition is first switched on as a dash segment test. I guess it allows you to see if you have any dud segments!
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Ahh, yeah mine is the same, the oil will take a bit to get pumped up by the tappets and pressurise the whole system so it's normal for it to be low, and the guage will flash untill it's off the 1 measurement (kPa maybe?) I'll never understand why they've given us numbers but nothing to guage it against, might aswell measure it in length of string...lol. Hope that helps ya mate!
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Thanks Waz,

yeah i thought it was normal! just checking tho! :-)

most cars write the measurment (my old car had it in KPA, another mate has it in Kg/cm3), but 1-7? 1-7 what...litres?? lmao

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yeah didnt ou know that it was a guage to tell you how much oil was in the sump when it gets to flashing red you need to put more in ha ha ha
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hehe in that case mine is over full lmao

i guess it would probably be in KPA most likely

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