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Old 08-23-2006, 08:54 AM   #1
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Ok guys, since I have had the car I have done plugs, wires, coils, air filter, fuel filter, and oil change (tonight the HB goes on) I noticed in my traveling last night that my oil pressure gauge is moving a little which I know is normal, the only thing is that it always stays at 120 psi or more, ALWAYS! I don't like this and i have a feeling that it isn't supposed to do that, what is the problem? I did put the correct amount of oil in........
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ummm didnt you just have a post about a oil pressure sender???? i dunno....anyway when the sender fails it goes to the max reading....sounds like the sender or the gague in the cluster(which is unlikely) is bad
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Sender time...

Easiest way to access and change is while you have the passenger tire off for the HB.. pull both splash shields (front for HB..rear for sender) and it'll be sitting right there on the rear of the motor sticking out of the oil filter adapter.
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ummm didnt you just have a post about a oil pressure sender???? i dunno....anyway when the sender fails it goes to the max reading....sounds like the sender or the gague in the cluster(which is unlikely) is bad
NO I did not have such a post......

If it is the sender, will the gauge still move somewhat? Becasue it sits at like 120 and it will move a little farther when you give it gas? How much? Can i get any brand or do i have to hit the dealer?
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Sender time...

Easiest way to access and change is while you have the passenger tire off for the HB.. pull both splash shields (front for HB..rear for sender) and it'll be sitting right there on the rear of the motor sticking out of the oil filter adapter.
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Any will work..

Dealer if you want.. personally when I thought I needed one...I hit up the local Advance ...they had it in stock.
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Any will work..

Dealer if you want.. personally when I thought I needed one...I hit up the local Advance ...they had it in stock.
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Bout $15 IIRC
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What'* IIRC? Also this is just a sensor right? So undo it and plug in a new one done? I mean theres no hoses and stuff that I have to mess with right?
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If I Recall Correctly

You unhook the connector for the wires.. unscrew the sensor out of the oil filter adapter (pliers work wonders) and thread the new one in via fingers..tighten with pliers.
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