1994 Ford Taurus Oil pressure relief valve

Tiny
RENAE07
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  • 1994 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
I started my car and within 20 seconds the gasket was blown off the oil filter resulting in excessive oil spilling out. I have searched and talked to several people and found out that the problem was the oil pressure relief valve. My problem is that I can't find out where its located at and how to get to it to fix the problem could you please help.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 AT 6:49 PM

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Tiny
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The oil relief valve is within the oil pump, not serviceable. If bad oil pump must be replaced. I woul;d suggest hooking up a mechanical oil pressure gauge, remove the electric oil sender unit(use that fitting hole) and see what readings you get, depending on the quality of the gauge the readings may vary a bit. Hot oil pressure usually somewhere in the 40-60 psi range. Or bolt up another oil filter see what happens.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 AT 8:54 PM

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