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Old 04-06-2005, 20:31   #1 (permalink)
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No oil pressure guage.

Hello all,
a couple of weeks ago I fitted an S/Fairmont/futura dash to my EBGli.

All worked perfectly until last night driving home i noticed the oil pressure guage was in the low red.

I started the car a couple of hours later expecting the oil pressure to have returned when the engine was warmed up but no it was now completely devoid of pressure.

I am sure that the car has plenty of pressure because the engine isn't rattling & I drove it to work this morning
(~30Km).

I pulled the wire off the sender & the guage goes flat out so the problem must be with the sender.

Are these senders prone to failure? If so is that how they fail typically?

Regards, Jim...
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Old 04-06-2005, 21:59   #2 (permalink)
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Re: No oil pressure guage.

Have your oil pressure checked with a master gauge just to be sure
Was it a new sender or an old one
If it was old and your oil pressure checks out ok then fit a new sender in anyway

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Old 05-24-2005, 17:14   #3 (permalink)
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Re: No oil pressure guage.

Thanks BigDog. I pulled the sender out again & found that the small orifice feeding the sender itself was blocked with some stray teflon tape. Removed all tape & put it back in with gasket goo on the threads & all is working as it should.
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