[V6-12v] Low Idle + Oil Light = Fix two problems in one?

The CyberPoet thecyberpoet at cyberpoet.net
Wed Sep 22 14:18:56 EDT 2004

At 200 RPM, your oil pump isn't generating adequate oil pressure with 
cold oil. So, to answer your question, yes, they are related.
I would recommend manually keeping the RPM's up to avoid this 
situation, especially at start-up, because oil depriviation at start-up 
is a good way to ruin the engine quickly (it needs that oil to 
lubricate the moving parts which are oil deprived from sitting there).

Good Luck!
=-= Marc Glasgow

On Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at 01:39  PM, Nathan Widmyer wrote:

> I understand that the idle is controlled by the ECM because that was
> the failsafe check when checking the ISV, to make sure the ECM was
> sending the right idle speed.  I was idling at 700RPM before this
> idling problem so unless the ECM code was changed somehow, something
> is retarding the idle from 700 to 200 and since I blasted the ISV with
> WD-40, I'm looking elsewhere for this problem.
> As a potentially related problem which happened before the idling
> problem was the oil light.  The light flashes regularly from a cold
> start until the car is reasonably warmed up.  I'm thinking that since
> the oil gets thinner as it warms up, that something restricting flow
> when the oil is thick and cold but dissipates as it thins out.  I
> talked to my dad and he said we might change the Oil Pressure Sender
> (sensor) which an online place quoted $19.
> Anyone think these two are related?
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