Mechanics

OIL PRESSURE LIGHT ON

1996 Oldsmobile 88

Engine Performance problem
1996 Oldsmobile 88 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 111000 miles

When I start driving after 3-5 minutesOil Pressure light turns on and it flickers and eventually turns soilid. What is the problem? And how can I fix it? I appreciate your help.
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Columbian
May 29, 2010.



Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

The first thing that you need to do is get the oil pressure checked with a mechanical gauge, if the pressure is with in spec, then replace the sender unit as it is problem faulty, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
May 29, 2010.
How do I check the oil pressure for this car? And what is standard?
How do I replace sender unit?

Tiny
Columbian
May 29, 2010.
I will need to know the model and engine size.

Mark.

Mhpautos
May 29, 2010.
Oldsmobile Eighty Eight 3.8 L 6 CYL year 1996

Tiny
Columbian
May 29, 2010.
Normal oil pressure is 60 PSI @ 1850 RPM hot using 5W-30 or 10W-30 oil. the sender screws into the main oil gallery and this is where the pressure gauge will also attach, see pic for location depending on VIN of car.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_Vin_1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_vin_K_3.jpg



mark

Mhpautos
May 29, 2010.