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Unread 04-13-2006, 09:05 PM   #1
Jayhawk077
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oil pressure problem

so at idile my oil pressure is a 2 notches below center and when im accelerating its a notch above center where it normally was. do i have a bad oil tube somewhere or a mechanical failure with my gauges. at the same time my speedometer got sticky

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Unread 04-13-2006, 09:10 PM   #2
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thats normal, you need more oil at higher RPMs so it gives you more oil running than at idle.
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Unread 04-13-2006, 09:19 PM   #3
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ya but moving 3 notches from idle to when im going 40 doesnt sound right
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Unread 04-13-2006, 09:50 PM   #4
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i have a 2000 also, not 4x4, and it does the same thing, let me know if that is a problem.

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Unread 04-13-2006, 11:18 PM   #5
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ive got a 2000 with 4x4 and it does the same thing im sure its fine...
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Unread 04-14-2006, 09:09 AM   #6
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The problem is undoubtedly with the sensor, not your actual oil pressure.

Use this article to troubleshoot the problem: http://www.olypen.com/craigh/pressure.htm.

(brought to you courtesy of the all-knowing Tech FAQ Sticky at the top of the XJ forum)
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