1996 OLDSMOBILE 88 OIL PRESSURE LIGHT ON

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  • 1996 Oldsmobile 88

Engine Performance problem
1996 Oldsmobile 88 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 111000 miles

When I start driving after 3-5 minutesOil Pressure light turns on and it flickers and eventually turns soilid. What is the problem? And how can I fix it? I appreciate your help.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 7:43 AM

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Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

The first thing that you need to do is get the oil pressure checked with a mechanical gauge, if the pressure is with in spec, then replace the sender unit as it is problem faulty, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 7:55 AM
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How do I check the oil pressure for this car? And what is standard?
How do I replace sender unit?

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 8:14 AM
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I will need to know the model and engine size.

Mark.

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 8:24 AM
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Oldsmobile Eighty Eight 3.8 L 6 CYL year 1996

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 8:31 AM
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Normal oil pressure is 60 PSI @ 1850 RPM hot using 5W-30 or 10W-30 oil. the sender screws into the main oil gallery and this is where the pressure gauge will also attach, see pic for location depending on VIN of car.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_Vin_1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_vin_K_3.jpg



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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 8:50 AM

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