[V8] Engine Oil Pressure Warning

Tim Hollister grey_wolf_x at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 8 04:09:55 EDT 2006

sounds like bad connections in the cluster.. common problem. Ingo has a great write up to fix it.

--- Gunter Lorberg <glforensic at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Has anyone ever had problems with their 'Auto-Check' system engine oil pressure warning?
> The black '90 V8 with 150 000 miles has been running well.  I have owned it for about 1 1/2
> years.  My GF is the principal driver.  About two weeks ago she reported that the engine oil
> pressure warning came on (red warning accompanied by irratating tones) while driving on the
> highway without the car missing a beat.  She stopped, of course, and called me.  I was able to
> drive out to her to have a look at the car for myself.  Car ran well and oil level
> normal--warning did not come on while I was evaluating the situation.   I sent her onwards and
> it happened again several hours later.  It has been an infrequently recurring problem the past
> few weeks, and it happened most recently to me today when I briefly drove it around.  No signs
> of any mechanical distress.  I was sitting idling when it went off and was able to inspect the
> oil pressure gauge at the same time--the needle indicated normal oil pressure.
> I can't think of any recent changes to the car that could account for this new problem.  I have
> always used the same oil (Castrol GTX 5W-30) which I realize is a little on the light side for
> the summer, but I have used this oil since taking over ownership without problem.
> I am inclined to ignore this warning, but would prefer that it was operating properly.  I am
> concerned that it might incr. in frequency and become a real nuisance while serving no useful
> purpose.
> Gunter
> (2) '90 V8's 
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