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Oil pressure gauge does not reach 40 PSI. Heard the sounds like a loud ticking coming from the engine on the passengers side. Then pressed on the gas peddle and it didn't want to add power. Ticking n

Loud ticking noise coming from engine on passenger side. Oil pressure gauge shows less than 40 PSI and drops lower when you let off gas. loss of power occurred. sounded as if lifters or pistons were banging in the engine. Smoke could be seen coming from that side of the engine from below. Drove vehicle, about a mile, engine power at this time.

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Not sure if there is a question here or not. If the pressure is always below 40 and you are hearing engine noise, chances are the oil pressure really is low. You could replace the sending unit or use a mechanical gauge to verify.

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