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My oil pressure gauge jumped to 80 and wont go down

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I would first check your oil sensors. If the sensor is in working condition then there is a very high chance its your gauge.

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Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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SOURCE: oil pressure gauge reads past 80

now unless there is a very loud knocking of the motor which would mean that the engine's top end was not getting any oil I would say that your oil guage is sprung and needs replacing. a high pressure rating would indicate a restriction in the oil flow pasdt the sending unit or a plugged oil filter. if the filter were plugged you would know it because your enging would run tight in no time at all. replace the guage itself... please rate this........thanks

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

SOURCE: oil pressure gauge stays at top, about 80 psi, is this normal

80 is on the high side for those... possibly a sending unit issue

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: oil pressure gauge reads 80 while running

could be one of two things, oil pressure switch (located on top of engine behind intake) or instrument panel cluster, if your vehicle has under 70,000 miles, it's covered under warrenty

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: oil pressure gauge at 80

your oil sending unit is bad, replace the sending unit and should fix it, the unit shorts out and maxes out the gauge, hope to help you,

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: oil pressure gauge is reading 80 psi. I had the

The oil sending unit is located on the engine block behind the drivers cylinder head area.You have to climb up on the motor to see it cause it is hard to see behind the wiring harness.You may also want to purchase a new sending unit because it is very long and you might need to buy the sending unit socket to replace it.Hope this helps.Good luck.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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