1987 Chevy Astro oil gauge read 0 all the time

Tiny
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  • 1987 CHEVROLET ASTRO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 153,000 MILES
I just bought the van and the only issue I can see is the oil gauge. Oil is good and clean looking, no water or gas in it and the level is correct. Where should I start to begin to fix this issue? THANKS in advance!
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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 5:43 AM

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Tiny
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Is there any knocking noises? If not check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge if normal replace the oil pressure sending unit. Abnormal could mean oil pump and engine bearings etc.
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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 6:03 AM
Tiny
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There is no knocking of any kind at an idle or when in drive. I drove the van about 10 miles before buying it and then about 25 miles home. The van has been well maintained all around and the actual owner is in NY and I bought it from his father who didn't drive the van, so he didn't even know the gauge was not working (son is not available to ask due to out of country).

I thank you again for the quick reply and will look into making a donation soon. I'm a female and have no car savvy guys friends to ask questions too so this forum is a god send. Lol.
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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 6:24 AM
Tiny
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Well get your boyfriend or whatever to do it or any body willing to take a six pack of beer and a pack of cigarette to replace it-lol

Its on top of engine block behind the distributor-

Good luck
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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 6:31 AM
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My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with leukemia so he's not much into working on cars and the rest of the guys I know are too busy or too good to work on cars. Lol. (You sound like you know what your doing. Too bad your so far away or I could offer the 6-pack/smokes to you)

Anyway- can you tell me how I can donate some cash as I only seen it when posted my original post. And can't seem to locate another way
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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 6:44 AM
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That's very nice of you it helps us help the others in need. Thank you very very muchy-God Bless and take care-

Send it here

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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 6:50 AM
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Before your reply came in I found the donate button and made a donation using paypal. THANKS AGAIN for your information and THANKS AGAIN for your information! Happy holidays to you and yours!
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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 6:57 AM
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You're very welcome and you too-come again when needed-you have a save holiday-Thank you-God Bless
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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 7:00 AM

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