oil light?


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Kams77GL
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oil light?

Postby Kams77GL » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:28 pm



77 NEW TO ME. OIL LIGHT COMES ON ONCE IT'S BENN STARTED AFTER ABOUT 30-40 SECONDS AND STAYS ON MOST OF THE TIME. CHANGED THE OIL AND FILTER, SEEMS TO HAVE GOOD CIRCULATION, NO TAPPING, NO UNUSAUAL NOISE, DOES NOT GET HOT. SEEMS TO BE PUMPING GOOD. ANY IDEAS ON WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

THANKS,
MIKE


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Re: oil light?

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:59 pm

Just a bad switch,or perhaps a chaffed wire.the switch is on the right side,top to block,one wire.When the light stays on,unhook the wire,the light should go out.If it does,the switch is bad to oil pressure is below 10psi.It the light stays on ,it's pinched to ground somewhere.

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Re: oil light?

Postby Kams77GL » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:31 pm

Strain screen was a mess. She's happy now.
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Re: oil light?

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:58 pm

So it was low oil pressure due to to flow starvation.Nice to know.Thanks for posting what you found.

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Re: oil light?

Postby Fred Camper » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:49 pm

Wow, a situation where an idoit light worked. That is not such a bad repair either so glad you found a solution short of a full teardown.

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Re: oil light?

Postby Kams77GL » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:37 am

Been away but thought I'd post this pic. Don't forget the screen. Duh, easy to access and a quick PM item.


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Re: oil light?

Postby thrasherg » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:47 am

Wow, that really was blocked!! I would be running some high detergent oil through that wing and changing it (and the filter) very frequently for the next 2000 to 3000 miles to try and clean out the inside of the engine.. If there is that much gunk in the strainer, who knows what the rest of the inside of the engine looks like!!

Gary




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