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FW: V8Q: Starting problems and oil pressure
I posted this to the V8 list a few days ago ... perhaps someone here will
have some insight for me ... TIA!
> The wife has been complaining that there are times when the car won't
> after being shut down for a few minutes after being driven in traffic.
> says that you have to wait for it to cool down for ~15 minutes before it
> will start again. I've seen the car hard to start, but to date I'd
> been able to get it to fire by applying a bit of throttle. I took the
> to work today and got to see the problem first hand ... no amount of
> throttle would get it to fire. After shutting off the starter one time
> oil warning came on, so the next time I ran the starter I observed the
> pressure gauge. It was below the first tic on the gauge, which I figure
> be 1 bar. I checked the fluid level and it seemed to be a bit low, so I
> added a quart and tried again ... fired right up!
> Does anyone happen to know if the ECU has information about oil pressure
> if that will prevent the car from starting? I'll check it out on the
> if I don't hear anything back, but I thought I'd see if any of you
> to already know.
> Steve Buchholz
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> '91 V8Q 5-speed