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Low oil pressure reading on ´96 Toyota T100

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I just bought a used 1996 Toyota T100 with the 3.4L V6, pretty high miles but running great. The oil pressure guage reads very low, nearly to 0 when idling and below normal range when driving. It has plenty of oil and I notice no abnormal sounds from the engine, and the previous owner said he investigated this and the mechanic said don´t worry. Would you also agree, don´t worry?
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Ben

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  • jcochran1 Mar 01, 2009

    I recently purchased a '97 Toyota T100 and I am noticing the problem of low oil pressure. I am feeling uneasy about this issue. Is it a cause for concern because I notice I am not the only person?

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Hi ben
my answer would be yes i would wory about it...
Guages are put on vehicals for a reason not just for looks i would have the car hooked to a diagnostic center and checked even though the guage may be faulty but i wouldnt take a chance

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