[Es2] It's Alive!

Ben Klumper bklumper at mdbworld.com
Wed Jul 21 11:15:09 EDT 2004

RE: [Es2] It's Alive!Jimmy, if your oil warning system is set up like the 3B (and I'm sure it is) then you've got a single-pronged 1.8 bar sender and a two-pronged 0.3 bar sender both on the driver's side of the block. The single wire from the 1.8 goes to the autocheck (T26b/17 on the CQ cluster). One wire from the two-pronged sender also goes to the autocheck (T26b/19 on the CQ cluster) and the other goes directly to the oil pressure gauge. If these two wires are reversed, you'll get the the exact condition you described (gauge pegged and oil warning at start-up). When you say there's one wire screwed into an eyelet, it sounds like you're describing the oil temp sender (mounted on the oil pump). This wire goes directly to the oil temp gauge. Finally, make sure you have engine RPM signal going to both of these locations on the CQ cluster/autocheck: T26/22 & T26b/23 (the one I forgot!). I know I've likely stated the obvious for the most part here, but it doesn't hurt to check it all again. Good luck and let us know how it turns out!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jimmy Pribble 
  To: 'Ben Klumper' ; Jimmy Pribble ; es2 at audifans.com 
  Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 7:58 AM
  Subject: RE: [Es2] It's Alive!

  > Great news Jimmy! I knew it wouldn't take long! 

  Thanks, Ben! 

  > Sounds to me like you have the wires on the two-prong oil pressure sender reversed. Of course, I'm sure that's the first thing you checked!

  Actually, by that hour, I just cleaned-up the garage, posted-up my success, and went to bed; so, I didn't check anything.  My (bad) memory is remembering the oil pressure sender as having just a single wire screwed into an eyelet connector at the sender and going all the way back to the gauge.  Am I mis-remembering?

  > Also make sure you have an RPM signal going to T26b/23 - that's where my fault was. Good luck! 

  I'm almost certain that I will find this is my problem as well.  Thanks again! 


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