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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject: oil pressure staying at 5 Reply with quote

Hi everyone, my oil pressure gauge started to play up on a 4hr drive to Suffolk. Once the pressure reaches 5 it stays there, switch off let it tick over works as normal, increase revs to bring up oil pressure, stays at 5. I suspect sender unit, anyone agree and know where it is located?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: oil pressure staying at 5 Reply with quote

timbo1811 wrote:
Hi everyone, my oil pressure gauge started to play up on a 4hr drive to Suffolk. Once the pressure reaches 5 it stays there, switch off let it tick over works as normal, increase revs to bring up oil pressure, stays at 5. I suspect sender unit, anyone agree and know where it is located?


Sounds like it for sure. It would be located here and theres a nice DIY guide too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTEm9c5ANEc

Part seems to be about £60
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DH
are you a mechanic by trade or are you like MisterCorn and an extremely talented individual?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Indy recently changed my faulty sender unit for the same reason.
The unit was £65 from the OPC and 1/2 hrs labour.
You ideally need a crows foot spanner and it’s easier if you slightly drop the engine for access.
All good now
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you guys
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
My Indy recently changed my faulty sender unit for the same reason.
The unit was £65 from the OPC and 1/2 hrs labour.
You ideally need a crows foot spanner and it’s easier if you slightly drop the engine for access.
All good now
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DH
are you a mechanic by trade or are you like MisterCorn and an extremely talented individual?


I have wielded a fair few spanners in the past 25 plus years including jobs/project cars/engine builds etc but my main claim to fame is a long term kit car project that I never seem to get round to finishing Grin

Tech ventures/software development industry is my business ; spanners are a nice escape from the stresses of the business. My wife thinks I'm crazy Dont know

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'll just add my voice to the list that says it's the sender unit .

19 mm crows foot ( open end NOT closed around the end ) , about a 6 inch extension on a 3/8 ratchet will get the job done .. well lets just say i did one as a waiting job last week and that's what i did anyways .

i will say i used a longer ratchet than normal but i'm only little Very Happy
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