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Old 11-17-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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So starting last week my car has had a weird problem with the oil pressure. It runs high all the time now. It runs at about 80 psi all the time and only drops down when I am at idle to about 70 psi, and sometimes when accelerating "heavily" it goes to the first mark pass the 80 psi point, and every once in a while it smells like burning oil when I am stopped at a light. There is no oil level loss though or anything and I am confused. Any ideas as to what could be wrong?

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P.*. I am using 10w30 regular oil
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typically when a sender begins to fail, it fails to the high side....

i would try and get a mechanical gauge to get real readings

and if you need to replace, shoot for the AC delco, as other Senders have been known to provide inaccurate and not consistent readings
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yeah, I just replaced it about 7 months ago cause it failed, not sure if it was AC Delco or not though. I will just have my work look at it maybe. I just don't wanna pay for it........ha ha
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Discussions split from here (but still may help you) are listed here:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=995445#995445
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