Low Oil Pressure Warning Light - (Quick Fix)

Introduction: Low Oil Pressure Warning Light - (Quick Fix)

Low Oil Pressure Warning Light - (Quick Fix)

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Low Oil Pressure Warning Light - (Quick Fix)

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The dreaded oil pressure light definitely the light that i do not want to see. This can cause the most damage and the fastest way to kill it engine. So i found a real easy way to fix this problem i simply drain out the oil and I take this pic and I start to feel underneath the oil filler tube.

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Then I use a toothbrush and I get in there and i scrub that screen really good. So then what I do is I close it all up then I'm going to take off the oil filter and put a tube right in the center of the where the oil filter goes.

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Ok now what I'm going to do is I take some clean kerosene and I go ahead and I get a pump and I start pumping it through this tube from where the oil filter was connected. And this is going to push more kerosene down onto that screen go ahead and pour more down the oil and then in the morning go ahead and dump out that kerosene and you're going to see a lot of grit come out and because of the night of soaking this is really going to help clean it. Now this is the grit that's the problem and this is causing that low oil pressure.

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So this was truly a quick fix I mean usually it's like two to three days because the oil pan off so 20 minutes doing this that's great. So go ahead and put the oil back in the car and at this point go ahead and turn on the car and there's no oil light so everything seems to be working great.

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    3 years ago on Step 5

    I once owned a 1997 Dodge conversion van. The engine in it had similar problem. What I determined was happening is that the oil was being burned to charcoal at the head gasket edges. It would then crumble into fairly large chunks that floated on the oil. Unfortunately, the charcoal chunks would mix with the churning engine oil enough to pull the charcoal pieces under the surface, but into the pickup screen. Once there, they could not escape and build up until they plug the tube and caused the oil pressure to drop.

    To stop this from happening, I opened the mesh on the screen so that the charcoal pieces could go through - it might sound strange, but the pump could easily crush the charcoal chunks and the problem went away with that resolution. (I might add that I replaced the oil pump once and cleaned the screen at that time, but the problem came back as described before I attempted to enlarge the screen size.)

    I discovered the issue with the charcoal formation on another engine that I worked on. The engine had fairly large charcoal formation along the heads when I pulled them off. The oil had lots of chunks in it, but the chunks do not all get out when the oil is changed as they float down and lodge on the pan but without enough flow to pull them out of the pan. I put the two together to come up with a resolution. I am certain that the engine continued to build the charcoal pieces.

    This is why a flush with ATF is needed periodically - to remove these charcoal chunks. Run the engine for only a few minutes with automatic transmission oil only. When it is heated up, the ATF has tremendous cleaning power and it will flush the stuff out. Flush the engine if you notice any chunks coming out when you change the engine oil.