Mehetabel Posted November 9, 2005 Share Posted November 9, 2005 greeting collective I am having an "interesting" problem with the truck. Because of one thing and another I decided to replace the engine this fall. It is [and was ] a European 6 cyl. which makes engine choices "interesting" as well. I just re did the clutch and replaced the bulkhead this spring so I wanted to keep the "new" major repair as simple/ cheap as possible. I got extremely lucky and found a direct replacement that the Australian Military had rebuilt and crated "for future needs." I had the new engine put in [there are limits to what can be done in a gravel parking lot ] and it performed beutifully for the first day I had it back [~80 miles of city, stop and go driving]. The next day I was doing some tiding up on the vehicle and decided "hmm the oil looks a little low, I will add some" roughly .5 qt [don't get me started on "the most advanced nation in the world" still using a system of measure based on the physical atributes of a 16th century king ]. The next "day" I decided to try and drive the truck to work [~25 miles on highway, yes keeping the revs low for breakin purposes]. I did fine until the engine reached operating temperature at which point the "low oil pressure light" [the green one on the series dash] came on. I pulled over and tried to figureout what was wrong. In the dark I could not see anything so I said "low oil pressure light, must mean low oil pressure" so I added some oil and started off again. Shortly thereafter the light came back so I turned around and took the truck home. When I checked the oil level in the light I was now VERY high so I drained off some oil to get the dipstick level back to H. I found that the electrical connection to the sensor was loose so I tightened it and retested. Again the light came on once the engine was up to temperature. As before the light comes on [/color]mid to high revs and goes out when the engine settles to idle [yes opposite of the "typical" behavior ]. I then drained off more oil to bring the "level" under the L mark and still have the same symtoms. I would like to hear thougths and comments as to cause, effect and solution. cheers John p.s. I am putting this question up "elsewhere" also to improve the quiry base. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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