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It it possible to unplug my oil switch sensor to eliminate oil loss while running temporarily ?

I was told that I would lose the oil gauge on the dash by disconnecting the oil switch sensor wires but would eliminate the MAJOR loss of oil that is occurring while driving. I know its not recommended or advised but I know what's wrong and how to fix but would unplugging work? As long as the plug that is threaded into the block doesn't leak, I should be ok for now, checking the oil everyday of coarse. Ideas and open minded thoughts only please!

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Yes, do it. But how can unplugging the wire connector stop oil loss, I don't understand. If only the gauge is affected, it's no big deal.

Some models used the oil pressure switch to keep the fuel pump running after starting the engine. Apparently, yours does not.

Posted on Nov 21, 2014

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  • charles
    charles Nov 21, 2014

    My fuel pump has nothing to do with this plug apparently. There is a small ball inside the actual plug that when the pig tail connects, it pushes the ball in which allows the oil to flow to the plug sensor. If it is unplugged,m the ball will stay closed d/t oil pressure and no after effects to the fuel pump.

  • charles
    charles Nov 21, 2014

    Except no oil gauge I guess. This is what I have heard and It sound plausible

  • charles
    charles Nov 21, 2014

    thanks montehammons for the reponse though!

  • charles
    charles Nov 21, 2014

    I will check into the fuel pump thought though. Thanks again

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2014

    Still never said why your here or were the oil leak is or why your not fixing it or why you believe what your told

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