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Oil pressure is running lower and lower
Could it be the oil pressure switch is bad,is it running poorly?http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?fromSearchPage=true&pageId=0996b43f80cb48c2&partName=Oil+Pressure+Sensor&partId=0996b43f80cb48c2
Posted on Nov 03, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
On the 318 (5.2 liter) V-8 that was in my 1973 Dodge Dart Sport, I started having oil pressure problems with valve ticking and clunking around the crankshaft around 173,000 miles. Prior to the problem, I had bought a couple cases of Pennzoil on sale. Needless to say, when I finally dropped the pan, the sludge had baked to a ceramic-like texture. I soaked the pick up screen in solvent to disolve the crud, replaced the oil pump, and replaced the main and rod bearings with undersized bearings (.001" undersized). The oil pressure went up to normal, the valve tick went away, and the clunking on the bottom end went away. The engine felt as tight like new, and should have lasted for another 150,000+ miles if the nitwit I sold it to hadn't wrapped it around a light pole. By the way, don't ever use no-name, Pennzoil or Quaker State motor oil. The minimal savings will cost you in the long run.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
SOURCE: I own a 1990 Mitsubishi
take it to a shop have them put a manual guage on it if it has low presure you need a new oil pump and new bearing but it is very bad to drive with bad presure
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
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