Question about 2001 Dodge Dakota
I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota with a 3.9L V6 in it. When I first crank up the oil pressure guage show right in the middle. After 15-20 min of operation the guage swings to low (but not critical) pressure when at idle or around 500-800rpm. It returns to normal (the middle of the guage) around 1200-2000rpm.
FYI, the guage never reaches ''below normal'' or critial (red) position but the does get down to the bare minimum.
I changed the oil and the pressures got a little better but still run lower than they use to.
I'm running Mobile 1 10w-30 full synth.
Any suggestions? I'm down to the following. Clogged screen and pickup tube...faulty oil pump.... or..... bad cam shaft bearings....
What do you think?
The pickup tube is a bad design in these engines, I have fixed several with the same problem, you can weld on a GM screen move it 1/4 of a inch away from the pan or add 1 inch to the bottom of the pan, (use a high volume pump) the problem is the screen is too close and too small and will pick up any sludge off the bottom. also it's great to make a access plate on the bottom of the pan using a Volkswagen Bug oil cover plate, it can be removed with bolts after a oil drain to clean the screen without the hassle of removing the whole oil pan by lifting the engine on these trucks. Good Luck
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
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