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Old 09-03-2006, 08:07 PM   #1
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Wonder if I should look into this. The other day when driving the oil pressue gauge kept pegging when I hit the gas. At idle it was running 42. It was fine on my drive to work.
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Wonder if I should look into this. The other day when driving the oil pressue gauge kept pegging when I hit the gas. At idle it was running 42. It was fine on my drive to work.
your pressure sender is on the way out.....i had the same symptioms before mine died....its about $25 to replace
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Ditto. Zilla is doing this now in the first 20 minutes of the drive, then settles down. Change your sender.

Go in to the RF wheelwell with the fender skirting removed. It'* right above the oil filter adapter, facing the firewall. You can't miss it.
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Yeah I wouldn't wait too long though. I waited 3 weeks for mine and it poped and started spitting oil all over the ground. It was running pegged all the time. I would get it fixed asap.
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3rd most popular item to fail on these cars it seems!
Get a delco one..the cheapies tend to be VERY slow when it comes to psi reading at high rpms..
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so now tire and oil sender ok
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Bil...easiest way is to go in through the right front tire.. pull the tire..splash shields and it'* easy.
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I will have to due that tuesday or wenesday I have to change the oil anyway. I am going to cedar point this next weekend. So the car needs to be running.
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as i said earlier the Sender is no more than $25 at Advance for the best one they got....and it takes under 20 min from start to finish....
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is that on the belt side of the motor
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