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Old 03-25-2008, 02:17 AM   #1
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So, recently i have noticed that my oil pressure gauge twitches all the time. It looks like there is knock even at idle or cruise or boost or whenever. I have check the oil and the level is good. It is worse when the oil is warm and the pressure is lower. Any ideas? In the mean time i have my wastegate unhooked so i have very little boost.

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wes man, i feel bad for u, every day i sign on, and u have a new problem

mine sits steady, only fluctuates with the throttle.

dont know what to tell ya, sending unit on its way out?
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Haha, thanks for your sympathy. Luckily im pretty patient. I just try to take it one problem at a time and learn as i go without ******* anything up along the way. Hopefully, eventually, i can look back and say damn, i put a lot of work in to that car but it was so worth it.

Anyway, on topic, thats kind of what i was thinking, sending unit. Oh, i forgot to mention, it is a real analog OPG and sender that i bought from a guy on the forums, IDK how many miles it had on it.
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I had the same problem a while back....got a used sending unit on e-bay for 9.99 (plus shipping) and it solved the problem...hope yours is as easy
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well, i guess it is to the WTB section!
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I found one on mnet for 50+shipping. Seems like a decent deal.
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that happened to mine for a little, but someone suggested just to dust it off and clean the contact area some. it works fine. someone else also told me it could be a sign of a failing oil pump.
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clean the contact area like, on the sender or on the back of the gauge? Failing oil pump would be gay.
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clean the contact area like, on the sender or on the back of the gauge? Failing oil pump would be gay.
very ghey, i wonder how hard it is to change?
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very ghey, i wonder how hard it is to change?
It's crank-driven, good luck..
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soo, it seems to have smoothed out for the time being, maybe i accidentally fixed an electrical problem when messing with my wideband? I guess only time will tell.
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