2000 Ford F-150 Oil gauge swings

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2000 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 200k miles

My truck seems to run fine at the moment except on cold days I noticed the oil gauge either takes about 30 seconds to come up to normal or it swings from 0 pressure to normal ( about 3/4 of the way up) up and down for about a minuite or 2 then finally stays at normal. This ussually happens after setting for 8 hours or so. When the engine is still warm it comes up coreectly and stays there. I changed the oil and this did not help.I did wait longer than normal to change the oil this time about 6k miles
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 10:45 AM

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Hello -

Please go to Auto Zone (AZ) or O'Reilly's (OR) and for FREE they can pull the codes to the car. Most important: Once they check your codes, if they find something and you don't get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that. While there for FREE also they can bring their tester out and check your battery and alternator.

Also please tell me your engine size in liter and the 8th digit of your VIN.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 1:50 PM
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There is no code the check engine lights are not on. The engine is a 4.2 liter V6. It actually is running very smooth for this many miles. I just was wondering if ther is another posible cause other than the oil pump going bad. Or should I run a can of motor flush through it and change the oil /filter again? I don't want to burn the engine up running it with no presure.I know the presure is actually down when the gauge is down because the valve do rattle some when driving it like this but it is hardly noticable when I let off the accelerator. This swinging presure has been happening for about a week and stops after about 1 to 1 1/2 miles of driving (about when the engine starts to get warm) and is good for the rest of the day usually. Do I need to replace the oil pump? Or try something else first? I will stop by Advance Auto and get the OBD-II checked anyway. I think this is what your talking about. My battery is about 2 years old and fine, so is the alternator. Thanks
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 4:06 AM
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[im haveing the same problem with my gauge and it only started recently?Im going to call ford and see what they say. Mines a 2000 f-150 with a v8 triton motor and 103k.
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 10:56 AM
Tiny
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Hello -

Glad to hear back from you.

Is the 8th digit of your VIN 2?

I understand the Check Engine light may not be on but that doesn't mean it didn't throw a code or there are codes sitting there. Checking them may give us a clue.

For the battery and alternator..........I usually have folks check those when they are there since it is free and many times folks have newer batteries that have shorts in them.......new alternators that have problems etc.........so that is mainly to ensure we elimitae all possiblities and it is free to boot.

Since you feel the gauge is okay.......I have attached the info on engine lubrication. Your pump may be going bad since you hear the lifters at times......as you will see the lifters are oiled by the oil being supplied under full pressure..........so to me.....if you here them you either have some rods that may have a little dirt in them not allowing good flow threw them or the pump is just working harder getting the oil up there. There may be a little debris built up on the top of the rocker also..........but.....with the thing fluctuating it appears it may be the pump.

ENGINE OILING
ENGINE LUBRICATION SYSTEM
Engine lubrication system is a force-feed type. Oil is supplied under full pressure to crankshaft, connecting rods, camshaft bearing and valve lifters. A controlled volume of oil is supplied to rocker arms and push rods. All other moving parts are lubricated by splash or gravity flow. Oil flows through oil filter before entering main oil gallery.
Crankcase Capacity
Crankcase capacity is 5 qts. (4.75L). Add one additional qt. (.95L) when replacing oil filter.
Oil Pressure
Oil pressure specifications are unavailable from manufacture.
OIL PUMP
Removal
Raise and support vehicle. Drain engine oil. Remove oil filter. Remove oil pump retaining bolts. Remove oil pump and "O" ring.
Inspection
Inspect components for damage and wear. Measure gear end height and radial clearance. Replace oil pump assembly if measurements are not within specification. See OIL PUMP SPECIFICATIONS table.
OIL PUMP SPECIFICATIONS
Application In. (mm)
Gear End Height .0004-.0033 (.010-.083)
Gear Radial Clearance .002-.006 (.05-.15)
NOTE: Oil pump is serviced as an assembly only. Replace assembly if measurements are not to specifications.
Reassembly & Installation
1. To reassemble, reverse disassembly procedure. Ensure components are installed in original location. To install, prime oil pump by filling inlet opening with oil, and rotating pump shaft until oil emerges from outlet opening.
2. Install and tighten oil pump-to-front cover bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . To complete installation, reverse removal procedure.
CAUTION: If pump and drive shaft do not seat readily, DO NOT force into position. Realign oil pump hex drive with oil pump drive shaft and reinstall.

Your call - you can try the engine flush.........but I would change the oil and filter a couple of times afterwards according to the instructions which I am sure you know that.

It seems like you have taken great care of the vehicle and yes....200k is a few but again...it seems like you have take good care of it.

I have attached the pump specs for you.........

I did do a quick review of about 220 TSBs. Many have DTC numbers but I would need to know if your truck threw any of those codes.

I did find 3 that talked about the oil system..........but I don't think any apply. Here they are for your review though.

The first one

DESCRIPTION
ENGINE - ENGINE OIL SYSTEM PRIMING PROCEDURES - SERVICE TIPS
ISSUE
Reports of premature engine failure suggest some overhauled, new and/or remanufactured engine oil systems are not correctly primed prior to initial engine start-up, after being installed in the vehicle. This may cause oil starvation during initial engine start-up.
ACTION
Prior to starting a new, overhauled or remanufactured engine, the oil pump and oil system should be primed to eliminate the possibility of oil starvation at start-up. Refer to the following Service Information for details.
SERVICE INFORMATION
OVERHEAD CAM ENGINES (OHC):
Overhead cam engines use a G-rotor pump design and is driven by the crankshaft. If the engine is overhauled, the oil pump (prior to assembly) should be fed oil through the oil pick-up passage, prior to installing the pick-up tube and screen assembly. This can usually be accomplished by rotating the oil pump while oil is being fed into the oil pump inlet. Once the oil pump is primed, the oil pump can then be installed onto the engine.
Remanufactured engines are usually cold tested before leaving the plant. As a result, the oil pump should not have to be removed from the engine and primed.
Overhead cam engines, whether overhauled or remanufactured, prior to starting the engine, ensure the engine crankcase is filled to specification with engine oil. Disable the fuel supply to the fuel injectors (disable inertia fuel shut-off switch) and crank the engine in fifteen (15) second increments, until the oil pump is primed An oil pressure gauge can be used to assist in determining when oil pressure is obtained.
NOTE: ENSURE THE INERTIA FUEL SHUT-OFF SWITCH IS RE-ENABLED PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING TO START ENGINE.
OVERHEAD VALVE ENGINES (OHV):
Overhead valve engines (push-rod type) use an oil pump driven by the camshaft via an intermediate shaft connected to the distributor or camshaft synchronizer assembly.
Whether the engine is overhauled or remanufactured, the oil pump should be primed prior to starting the engine. If the engine is overhauled, ensure the crankcase is filled to specification with engine oil and using an engine oil pump priming tool kit, (commercially available) rotate oil pump until it is primed. An oil pressure gauge can be used to assist in determining when oil pressure is obtained.
If a remanufactured engine is being installed, after the installation has been completed, ensure the crankcase is filled to specification with engine oil. Disable the fuel supply to the fuel injectors (disable inertia fuel shut-off switch) and crank the engine in (15) second increments, until the oil pump is primed. An oil pressure gauge can be used to assist in determining when oil pressure is obtained.
NOTE: ENSURE THE INERTIA FUEL SHUT-OFF SWITCH IS RE-ENABLED PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING TO START ENGINE.
Regardless of engine design, it is extremely important that the engine oil pump is correctly primed, prior to initial engine start-up.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
WARRANTY STATUS: Information Only.
OASIS CODES: 401000, 497000, 499000

The second one

ENGINE OIL - RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS FOR SAE 5W-20 AND SAE 5W-30 MOTOR OILS
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 02-1-9, Date of Issue: January 21, 2002
FORD: 1992-2002 CROWN VICTORIA; 1993-1994 TEMPO; 1993-1997 THUNDERBIRD; 1993-2002 ESCORT, MUSTANG, TAURUS; 1995-2000 CONTOUR; 1998-2002 ESCORT ZX2; 2000-2002 FOCUS; 1993-1996 BRONCO; 1993-1997 AEROSTAR; 1993-2002 E SERIES, F-150, RANGER; 1995-2002 WINDSTAR; 1997-1999 F-250 LD; 1997-2001 EXPLORER; 1997-2002 EXPEDITION; 1999-2002 SUPER DUTY F SERIES, SUPER DUTY F-53 STRIPPED CHAS.; 2000-2002 EXCURSION; 2001-2002 ESCAPE
LINCOLN: 1991-2002 TOWN CAR; 1993-1998 MARK VIII; 1993-2002 CONTINENTAL; 2000-2002 LS; 1998-2002 NAVIGATOR
MERCURY: 1992-2002 GRAND MARQUIS; 1993-1994 TOPAZ; 1993-1997 COUGAR; 1993-1999 TRACER; 1993-2002 SABLE; 1995-2000 MYSTIQUE; 1999-2002 COUGAR; 1997-2001 MOUNTAINEER
Superceded Bulletin(s): 01-4-7, Date of Issue: March 5, 2001
Related Ref Number(s): 01-4-7, 02-1-9
ARTICLE BEGINNING
DESCRIPTION
ENGINE - ENGINE OIL - RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS FOR SAE 5W-20 AND SAE 5W-30 MOTOR OILS - GASOLINE AND FLEXIBLE FUEL VEHICLES ONLY
NOTE: This article supersedes Technical Service Bulletin 01-4-7 dated March 5, 2001.
This article is being republished in its entirety to update the vehicle models, engines and years affected.
NOTE: PLEASE REFER TO THE VEHICLE APPLICATION LIST LATER IN THIS TSB FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS TSB.
ISSUE
Ford Motor Company now recommends SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade for servicing most gasoline and flexible fueled vehicles. See Fig. 1 .
ACTION
All 2001 and 2002 vehicles where SAE 5W-20 is specified should be serviced at the recommended oil change intervals using SAE 5W-20. This oil is an improved formulation to improve fuel economy.
Testing has validated this viscosity grade can be used in many previous model year vehicles. It is recommended ALL vehicles on the following Vehicle Application Listing be service with SAE 5W-20.
All 2001-2002 vehicles other than those listed in the "Exception 2001 Vehicles" or "Exception 2002 Vehicles" chart are being filled with SAE 5W-20 motor oil at the factory and should also be serviced with SAE 5W-20 oil.
VEHICLE APPLICATION LISTING APPROVED FOR SAE 5W-20 MOTOR OIL
" 1993-1996 1.9L Escort/Tracer
" 1995-2000 2.0L Zetec Contour/Mystique
" 1999-2002 2.0L Cougar
" 1997-2002 2.0L Escort/Tracer
" 1998-2002 2.0L Escort ZX2
" 2000-2002 2.0L Focus
" 2001-2002 2.0L Escape
" 1993-1997 2.3L Ranger
" 1993-1994 2.3L Mustang
" 1993-1994 2.3L Tempo/Topaz
" 1998-2001 2.5L Ranger
" 1995-2000 2.5L Contour/Mystique
" 1999-2002 2.5L Cougar
" 2001-2002 3.0L 4V Escape
" 1996-2001 3.0L 4V Taurus/Sable
" 1993-2002 3.0L (Vulcan) Aerostar/Ranger, Taurus/Sable (Flexible Fuel and Gas)
" 1995-2000 3.0L (Vulcan) Windstar
" 1993-1994 3.0L (Vulcan) Tempo/Topaz
" 2000-2002 3.0L 4V Lincoln LS
" 1995-2002 3.8L Windstar
" 1993-1997 3.8L Taurus/Sable, Thunderbird/Cougar, Continental
" 1994-2002 3.8L Mustang
" 2002-2002 3.9L 4V Lincoln LS
" 1997-2002 4.2L (SPI) F-150 (under 8500 GVW only), E-Series
" 1996-2002 4.6L 2V Mustang
" 1992-2002 4.6L Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis
" 1991-2002 4.6L Town Car
" 1994-1997 4.6L 2V Thunderbird/Cougar
" 1996-2002 4.6L 4V Mustang Cobra
" 1995-2002 4.6L 4V Continental
" 1993-1998 4.6L 4V Mark VIII
" 1997-2002 4.6L 2V Triton F-150/250 (under 8500 GVW only), E-Series, Expedition
" 1993-1999 4.9L E-Series, F-Series
" 1993-1995 5.0L Mustang/Mustang Cobra
" 1993-1993 5.0L Thunderbird/Cougar
" 1997-2001 5.0L Explorer/Mountaineer
" 1993-1996 5.0L E-Series, F-Series, Bronco
" 2000-2002 5.4L Excursion
" 1998-2002 5.4L 2V/4V Navigator
" 1997-2002 5.4L 2V F-150/250 (under 8500 GVW only), Expedition, E-Series, E-350 Chassis/RV/Cutaway
" 1993-1997 5.8L F-Series, Bronco
" 1993-1996 5.8L E-Series
" 2000-2002 6.8L Excursion
" 1997-2002 6.8L E-Series, E-350 Chassis/RV/Cutaway
" 1999-2002 6.8L Super Duty F-Series 250 HD/350/450/550 Motorhome
" 1993-1998 7.5L All Vehicles
NOTE: FOR 1993 THROUGH 1998 MODEL YEAR FLEX FUEL VEHICLES (FFV) USE XO-10W30-FFV.
NOTE: THE "EXCEPTION 2001-2002 VEHICLES" SHOULD BE SERVICED WITH SAE 5W-30 MOTOR OIL.
Exception 2001 Vehicles
Engine Vehicle
3.3L Villager
3.9L Lincoln LS
4.0L Ranger, Explorer/Mountaineer, Explorer Sport, and Explorer Sport Trac
Exception 2002 Vehicles
Engine Vehicle
2.0L HP Zetec SVT Focus
3.3L Villager
4.0L Ranger, Explorer/Mountaineer, Explorer Sport, and Explorer Sport Trac
NOTE: IF VEHICLE IS NOT LISTED IN THIS APPLICATION, SAE 5W-30 OIL IS RECOMMENDED. REFER TO TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 99-8-16 .
PARTS INFORMATION
PARTS INFORMATION
Part Number Part Name
XO-5W20-QSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - Quart (USA)
CXO-5W20-LSP12 SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - Liter (Canada)
XO-5W20-5QSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 5 Quart Jug (USA)
XO-5W20-DSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 55 Gallon Drum (USA)
CXO-5W20-DBSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 205 Liter Drum (Canada)
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 99-8-16
WARRANTY INFORMATION
WARRANTY STATUS: Information Only.
OASIS CODES: 401000, 490000, 497000, 499000
Fig. 1: SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - Quart

The third one

ENGINE OIL - RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS FOR SAE 5W-20 AND SAE 5W-30 MOTOR OILS
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 02-1-9, Date of Issue: January 21, 2002
FORD: 1992-2002 CROWN VICTORIA; 1993-1994 TEMPO; 1993-1997 THUNDERBIRD; 1993-2002 ESCORT, MUSTANG, TAURUS; 1995-2000 CONTOUR; 1998-2002 ESCORT ZX2; 2000-2002 FOCUS; 1993-1996 BRONCO; 1993-1997 AEROSTAR; 1993-2002 E SERIES, F-150, RANGER; 1995-2002 WINDSTAR; 1997-1999 F-250 LD; 1997-2001 EXPLORER; 1997-2002 EXPEDITION; 1999-2002 SUPER DUTY F SERIES, SUPER DUTY F-53 STRIPPED CHAS.; 2000-2002 EXCURSION; 2001-2002 ESCAPE
LINCOLN: 1991-2002 TOWN CAR; 1993-1998 MARK VIII; 1993-2002 CONTINENTAL; 2000-2002 LS; 1998-2002 NAVIGATOR
MERCURY: 1992-2002 GRAND MARQUIS; 1993-1994 TOPAZ; 1993-1997 COUGAR; 1993-1999 TRACER; 1993-2002 SABLE; 1995-2000 MYSTIQUE; 1999-2002 COUGAR; 1997-2001 MOUNTAINEER
Superceded Bulletin(s): 01-4-7, Date of Issue: March 5, 2001
Related Ref Number(s): 01-4-7, 02-1-9
ARTICLE BEGINNING
DESCRIPTION
ENGINE - ENGINE OIL - RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS FOR SAE 5W-20 AND SAE 5W-30 MOTOR OILS - GASOLINE AND FLEXIBLE FUEL VEHICLES ONLY
NOTE: This article supersedes Technical Service Bulletin 01-4-7 dated March 5, 2001.
This article is being republished in its entirety to update the vehicle models, engines and years affected.
NOTE: PLEASE REFER TO THE VEHICLE APPLICATION LIST LATER IN THIS TSB FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS TSB.
ISSUE
Ford Motor Company now recommends SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade for servicing most gasoline and flexible fueled vehicles. See Fig. 1 .
ACTION
All 2001 and 2002 vehicles where SAE 5W-20 is specified should be serviced at the recommended oil change intervals using SAE 5W-20. This oil is an improved formulation to improve fuel economy.
Testing has validated this viscosity grade can be used in many previous model year vehicles. It is recommended ALL vehicles on the following Vehicle Application Listing be service with SAE 5W-20.
All 2001-2002 vehicles other than those listed in the "Exception 2001 Vehicles" or "Exception 2002 Vehicles" chart are being filled with SAE 5W-20 motor oil at the factory and should also be serviced with SAE 5W-20 oil.
VEHICLE APPLICATION LISTING APPROVED FOR SAE 5W-20 MOTOR OIL
" 1993-1996 1.9L Escort/Tracer
" 1995-2000 2.0L Zetec Contour/Mystique
" 1999-2002 2.0L Cougar
" 1997-2002 2.0L Escort/Tracer
" 1998-2002 2.0L Escort ZX2
" 2000-2002 2.0L Focus
" 2001-2002 2.0L Escape
" 1993-1997 2.3L Ranger
" 1993-1994 2.3L Mustang
" 1993-1994 2.3L Tempo/Topaz
" 1998-2001 2.5L Ranger
" 1995-2000 2.5L Contour/Mystique
" 1999-2002 2.5L Cougar
" 2001-2002 3.0L 4V Escape
" 1996-2001 3.0L 4V Taurus/Sable
" 1993-2002 3.0L (Vulcan) Aerostar/Ranger, Taurus/Sable (Flexible Fuel and Gas)
" 1995-2000 3.0L (Vulcan) Windstar
" 1993-1994 3.0L (Vulcan) Tempo/Topaz
" 2000-2002 3.0L 4V Lincoln LS
" 1995-2002 3.8L Windstar
" 1993-1997 3.8L Taurus/Sable, Thunderbird/Cougar, Continental
" 1994-2002 3.8L Mustang
" 2002-2002 3.9L 4V Lincoln LS
" 1997-2002 4.2L (SPI) F-150 (under 8500 GVW only), E-Series
" 1996-2002 4.6L 2V Mustang
" 1992-2002 4.6L Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis
" 1991-2002 4.6L Town Car
" 1994-1997 4.6L 2V Thunderbird/Cougar
" 1996-2002 4.6L 4V Mustang Cobra
" 1995-2002 4.6L 4V Continental
" 1993-1998 4.6L 4V Mark VIII
" 1997-2002 4.6L 2V Triton F-150/250 (under 8500 GVW only), E-Series, Expedition
" 1993-1999 4.9L E-Series, F-Series
" 1993-1995 5.0L Mustang/Mustang Cobra
" 1993-1993 5.0L Thunderbird/Cougar
" 1997-2001 5.0L Explorer/Mountaineer
" 1993-1996 5.0L E-Series, F-Series, Bronco
" 2000-2002 5.4L Excursion
" 1998-2002 5.4L 2V/4V Navigator
" 1997-2002 5.4L 2V F-150/250 (under 8500 GVW only), Expedition, E-Series, E-350 Chassis/RV/Cutaway
" 1993-1997 5.8L F-Series, Bronco
" 1993-1996 5.8L E-Series
" 2000-2002 6.8L Excursion
" 1997-2002 6.8L E-Series, E-350 Chassis/RV/Cutaway
" 1999-2002 6.8L Super Duty F-Series 250 HD/350/450/550 Motorhome
" 1993-1998 7.5L All Vehicles
NOTE: FOR 1993 THROUGH 1998 MODEL YEAR FLEX FUEL VEHICLES (FFV) USE XO-10W30-FFV.
NOTE: THE "EXCEPTION 2001-2002 VEHICLES" SHOULD BE SERVICED WITH SAE 5W-30 MOTOR OIL.
Exception 2001 Vehicles
Engine Vehicle
3.3L Villager
3.9L Lincoln LS
4.0L Ranger, Explorer/Mountaineer, Explorer Sport, and Explorer Sport Trac
Exception 2002 Vehicles
Engine Vehicle
2.0L HP Zetec SVT Focus
3.3L Villager
4.0L Ranger, Explorer/Mountaineer, Explorer Sport, and Explorer Sport Trac
NOTE: IF VEHICLE IS NOT LISTED IN THIS APPLICATION, SAE 5W-30 OIL IS RECOMMENDED. REFER TO TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 99-8-16 .
PARTS INFORMATION
PARTS INFORMATION
Part Number Part Name
XO-5W20-QSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - Quart (USA)
CXO-5W20-LSP12 SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - Liter (Canada)
XO-5W20-5QSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 5 Quart Jug (USA)
XO-5W20-DSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 55 Gallon Drum (USA)
CXO-5W20-DBSP SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - 205 Liter Drum (Canada)
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 99-8-16
WARRANTY INFORMATION
WARRANTY STATUS: Information Only.
OASIS CODES: 401000, 490000, 497000, 499000
Fig. 1: SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil - Quart

Last, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 11:29 AM
Tiny
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You are right the 8 digit is a 2.
I had the codes checked and there are none.
Also, for the last three days the gauge/oil pump has worked properly (goes about 3/4 of the way up emediatly upon starting engine and stays there).
Maybe it was some debris as you say cloging a port. The truck has been a good one for me bought it used from a local Rider Rental employee that bought it from his company it was not used as a rental. It had 75k miles in 2002 but looked and ran like new. I've had to do very little repairs besides normal maint. On it. I used Walmarts brand of Senthetic blend 5w-30 and a Fram tough gard filter. I used Walmarts brand as it was on sale and meets Manufacturers requirements. In the past I have used full senthetic then went back to regular. My friend says not to do this, he says once you go to senthetic you don't go back. Whats your opinion on this? Anyway, as of now I'm just driving it. I probably will change the oil early this time about 1500 miles or so just in case I did free up some debris. I don't think there is any damage to speak of as the engine still sets perfectly at 700rpm in gear with foot on brake I can barly feel it running. Hope I can get another 100k out of it.
THANKS for your help and advise. If the gauge starts it up again I will let you know.
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Sunday, March 1st, 2009 AT 2:35 PM
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Hello -

Thanks for the update. You might consider changing your oil sending unit even though it is doing okay right now.

As for the synthetic and going back. There is a lot of info on both. My suggestion - whatever oil you currently use, write them and ask their opinion. I would also write a few others to see what they say. I know that may sound odd but that would be my suggestion.

Thanks again for the update. You have a great evening.
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