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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-01-03, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Oil pressure gauge in AU XR6 pegged!

So there I was, driving along doing 60 when I glance at the gauges and the oil pressure is pegged to maximum! STOP very fast and it goe's back down to it's normal position. Drive off slowly heading straight home and as I'm pulling into the driveway it does it again. Were talking at idle now!
Straight on to the phone to New Oak Ford and talk to the mechanics. They said that the AU's suffered with bad earthing on some of the gauges causing them to max out for a while.

Has anyone else come across this or do I have a serious problem with my engine? It's under warrenty so it's going in on Tuesday to be fixed but I'm curious if anyone else has had a similar problems?


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No problems at all with mine. New Oak Ford eh? My baby gets looked after by them too. Not too bad service I must say though sometimes prices for parts may be a little ex.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-03-03, 10:26 PM
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yeh i have a au series 1 xr8 and had similar problems. i have had all the so called ford fixes done and i still have the occasional gremlin with the oil pressure gauge. ford tested the engines oil pressure and found no problems. so i have grown to live with the problem. pisses you off a little, but at the end of the day it doesn't effect the way my baby goes and i just turn a blind eye when i see the needle nudging the red zone.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-03, 08:28 PM
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Guys, suffered the same problem to my AU1 XR8, got to talking to an ex-Ford Tech. As mention before its an earthing problem. Poped the bonnet and found that the wire shielding and clip going to the oil pressure sender had warped and melted due to heat. To solve the problem we cleaned the wire and connection surfaces, applied heatshrink to the wire(available from Dicky Smith shops) and replaced the clip, I use a blue clip similar to that used on speaker connection. The problem has not resurfaced yet, and was a hell of lot cheaper than getting Ford to look at it due to my vehicle being out of warranty.
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