The oil sender is around $8.00 at the most.
$7.74 at Rockland Auto.com
Here is the link for them:
AC DELCO Part # F8006 More Info #89057521 $7.74
SWITCH,ENG OIL PRESS IND 1/4IN X 18 MPT, 1 TERM.
The oil sender is pictured below, the top white section is for an electrical connector that goes to your oil pressure gauge, you just push your original connector back on at the top and it will snap/lock in place.
The white on the threads is a little "Teflon" (pipers thread tape) to prevent any leakage after installation:
For me to recommend a reputable repair shop I would only know about the shops in my vicinity.
I live in Massachusetts close to New Hampshire if you are close to my location I can absolutely recommend a very reputable repair shop to you.
If you are not local to my vicinity, I would call "AAA" and ask if someone there could recommend a reputable shop, they do know the good one's.
It is very easy to replace, I would say a reputable shop would charge $40 - $50 for a complete replacement (Sender and Labor).
You could do the replacement yourself if you wanted to save $30 - $40 for labor.
The oil pressure switch is located on the driver's side of the block near the front, about level with the water pump. It's pretty easy to get at. About 40 minutes of your time is all you need for the replacement.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 AT 2:47 PM