Re: oil light on at freeway speed
On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 09:25:11 GMT, "James Sweet"
>"Patrick t." <patrickthatyahoo.com@> wrote in message
>> On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 19:12:23 -0400, Boris Mohar
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 14:45:07 -0700, Patrick t. <patrickthatyahoo.com@>
>> >>The oil is fine, it just goes on at certain times on the freeway but
>> >>not always. loose wire, sender unit faulty or other???????????????
>> >>It is a 1984 240 gl. An opinions are helpful.
>> >Sometimes the insulation in the vicinity of the sender can abrade by
>> >against a chassis. Eventually the wire inside will complete a circuit to
>> >ground which will turn on the oil light. Oil pressure sender works the
>> >way by grounding that wire at low pressure.
>> I will take a look at that insulation too. I had a 1952 MGTD that used
>> to do that when the tac shimied where it entered the distributor
>> housing, drove me nuts. Thanks
>Unless it's been fixed before, the insulation is certainly ratty at this
>point, the whole wiring harness tends to disintegrate within the outer
>sheath, they corrected this in the late 80s.
Yea, I thought I caught that somewhere before. I bought this car for
$450, put new brakes, rotors, etc. on it and cleaned it up nice and am
going to give it to a friend of mine. He is getting on in years so I
want to make sure I don't turn him into a involuntary mechanic or
worry him half to death every time he gets on a freeway.