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My oil gauage stays on cold ,even though the resoviour is full what causes that ? my air conditioner has been shut off does this affect the oil pressure

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    Jim DuBreck May 11, 2010

    Normally, engine oil guages display oil PRESSURE, not temperature.... If the guage fails to display pressure, one of several things COULD be wrong. I would check things in the following order: Wire and connection to the oil sending unit on the engine. Sending unit (sensor) on the engine. The oil guage (it is just a current display indicator - and they can fail). An easy and cheap way is to purchase a C H E A P oil guage from Harbor Freight or other supplier and connect it to your sensor.

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All cars have a oil heat sencer there on the moter on the side of the block a cheap fix

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