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Old 01-11-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
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WTF!

Can I get a break with this car or what!
On a warm motor I get the Ding and Oil gauge is in the red!
Driving is at about 30

I am thinking of trying the Oil Pressure switch...You guys agree?
Would my best bet to get this at gmdirectparts.com?

Thanks and
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WTF!

Can I get a break with this car or what!
On a warm motor I get the Ding and Oil gauge is in the red!
Driving is at about 30

I am thinking of trying the Oil Pressure switch...You guys agree?
Would my best bet to get this at gmdirectparts.com?

Thanks and
You might want to use a mechanical gauge to see if your oil pressure is actually low or not.
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whats your oil level at and what rpm were you ideling?
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on my new engine the car was doing that. i hooked up a manual add on gauge to check and it was holding near 80 psi. i went to autozone and i think it was 20.00 and got the pressure regulator thing and it went back to 80 psi on my gauge and no problems since.
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whats your oil level at and what rpm were you ideling?

Hi....

Im at the normal idle around 900 to a G
oil level is perfect...

It was actually like this before the intake,intake gasket,head gasket change...
but i have not had the car long enough to drive...now that its all fixed and back in my hands
this is still there...and now its dingin and a bit lower then before...

On first start its between 40 and 60 cold......then is slowly goes down....down ....down...

I will definatley try that switch first....easier for me to do that then get someone to test it...
Just annoyed! Thanks guys....
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The low oil pressure has always scared me. I would have it checked with a real oil pressure gauge soon. Low oil pressure has been known to destroy the 3800 engines. You need to know if it really has low pressure, or if it'* just the sensor.
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I am going to get that oil pressure switch went i get a chance this week...
if no better...then I will get the pressure checked....


Thanks for the link Deathrat....
Just to let you know....There is NO abnormal noises from the motor at any time...

Only 2 issues I have with car are 1 - This oil pressure issue...
and 2 - I notice a decrease on the volt meter down to 9ish volts...then it swings
back up to 14v....does this at least once each time i drive it...
which was being discuss here..
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...426&highlight=
and i have not had time to look at the posts and see if I need to fix something...
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If they're no noises from the bottom end , then it may just be a faulty Oil Sender then. I hope for your case that'* all it is! Mine was was the Conn Rod Bearings giving out! 20 Hours Labour & $3000 CAN later was NOT an option for me! Especially after just spending 14.5 hours of my own time 2 weeks before doing the top end! i sold my car (92 SE EGRless) because of this.
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Good news and bad news...

I found the switch and replaced it...

Bad news.....Nothing has changed...
Cold start...40-50
drops as she warms all the way to half way in the red on idle
about 20 to 30 on cruise....

I will have access to a manual gauge on Saturday..but I am pretty sure its
gonna tell me the same thing....

I will tell you there are NO engine noises and the thing runs great..?!?!

uhg...Im start to really hate this car.....

COME ON CURSE.....TAKE ME AWAY!
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