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Have a 2001 7.3 power stroke that started making a different sound not real agressive but I can tell a diffence and the oil pressure guage recently stoped working at idle

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    Mark Barritt Dec 21, 2016

    The truck seems to still run fine havnt noticed any difference except for the sound and the sudden weirdness of the guage what would be a normal oil pressure for oil pressure switch at idle? thank you !

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Check first ur oil level and oil filter and oil flow if good next ur oil pressure switch next ur oil pump need to tap pressure gage where oil pressure switch is to see if pump is working properly at idle and need to check cylinder pressure to be close to equal also crank and cam bearing is a possibility for sound detection. Good Luck

Posted on Dec 21, 2016

  • Mark Barritt
    Mark Barritt Dec 21, 2016

    The truck seems to still run fine havnt noticed any difference except for the sound and the sudden weirdness of the guage what would be a normal oil pressure for oil pressure switch at idle? thank you !

  • Mark Barritt
    Mark Barritt Dec 21, 2016

    The oil pressure guage returns to normal as soon a I put my foot back on the accelerator

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Ok not to keen on newer vehicles actually prefer the carburated ones, but oil pressure is supposed increase on your gauge when accelerating. If it wasn't going up before and just staying at 40 the needle might have been stuck. But idle should be 40 lbs and when you work the moter (reving or driving down the road) the guage should show an increase for every 1000 rpm above idle. Second if you can get a hand held scanner (bought mine off ebay for $30) check for any codes in your computer you will probably find that you either have a bank running wrong or some other sensor that needs to be changed. I'd go with getting my own scanner it saves alot of money and time, garages make their money here.

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