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Re: 200T oil pressure problem

On Wed, 19 Nov 1997 22:39:44 -0600 (CST) randrews@post.cis.smu.edu
(Robert Paul Andrews) writes:

>My dad's oil pressure in his 200T has just gone screwy.  The shop ust 
>replaced the oil pressure switches figuring that was probably it, but
>After the car is warm, oil pressures drop two low, and the warning light

>I am not sure waht the gauge says, but cold, the car is fine. BTW-the 
>oil just got changed, and no it isn't low on oil either.  Any ideas what

>this could be? THanks!

1. The oil pump is on it's last legs.
2. The pipe, that connects the sump to the bottom of the block, is
and is sucking air along with oil. Hit anything lately with the oil pan?

In any case, what's the weight of oil that you use?
What is the ambient temperature these days in your neck of the woods?
Also, have you checked the hot oil pressure with a professional gauge, 
that can be screwed into the block in place of one of the idiot lights?

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ - coming soon