OIL PRESSURE

  • Tiny
  • n7snu
  • 1979 Porsche 924
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 100,000 miles

Oil pressure goes to zero

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Friday, August 5th, 2011 AT 9:47 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge, if normal replace the oil pressure switch. If abnormal could mean oil pump and engine bearing.

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Friday, August 5th, 2011 AT 9:56 PM
  • Tiny
  • n7snu
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It already has a mechanical Gauge. The oil pressure slowly gosa way after I drive for 10 or 15 minutes. If I turn off the engin then restart it the oil pressuer come gack.

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Friday, August 5th, 2011 AT 10:08 PM
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Could be the gauge itself, oil pump and engine bearings get it checked by a professional

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Friday, August 5th, 2011 AT 10:18 PM
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I have disconnected the oil gage at the engine and there is nothing coming out. Changed the oil pump, filter and changed the oil. This started after I changed the head gasket and the old one may have been letting some--not much--coolant in to the oil.

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Friday, August 5th, 2011 AT 10:25 PM
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Check what drives the oil pump and also did you prime the oil pump

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Friday, August 5th, 2011 AT 10:27 PM
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The oil pump is working fine. It is external on the front of the engine and driven by the crankshaft.

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Friday, August 5th, 2011 AT 10:31 PM
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The oil pressure goes to zero and oil pump is working fine something don't jive here-could be a clogged oil galleries.

What readings did you get when you hook-up the gauge while engine is running? No reading best check the oil pump again

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Friday, August 5th, 2011 AT 10:44 PM
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It starts at 100 PSI and slowly fades to about 5 psi then go to zero.

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Friday, August 5th, 2011 AT 10:47 PM
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Is the engine knocking-100psi sounds too much of a pressure points to oil pump and engine bearings for low pressure-Get it checked by a professional-I don't think I can help you further

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Friday, August 5th, 2011 AT 10:50 PM

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