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Oil pressure I am having a problem when my 2000 750 ss gets a little warm. When it gets to idle the low oil pressure light comes on. there is plenty of oil in it. is therte any reason for this to happen?

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I'd say do an oil change replacing the oil filter AND cleaning the oil screen. There might be a blockage. Also, check to make sure your idle isn't set too low. Slow spining engine means slow spinning oil pump.,,,

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I'd say do an oil change replacing the oil filter AND cleaning the oil screen. There might be a blockage. Also, check to make sure your idle isn't set too low. Slow spining engine means slow spinning oil pump.,,,

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I'd say do an oil change replacing the oil filter AND cleaning the oil screen. There might be a blockage. Also, check to make sure your idle isn't set too low. Slow spining engine means slow spinning oil pump.,,,

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