Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 09:30:16 -0800
Reply-To: Brian Cochran <rangerbrian@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: Brian Cochran <rangerbrian@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Oil pressure warning
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Well, I think it's ok for the light at idle right now, since the engine is
running hotter that usual (breaking in).. A light at idle is even okay
according to the manual. I just desire proper oil pressure while on the
road, which I have. I'm going to wait and see..
I don't have the dual system since this is an 84 westy.
I'll figure out the digijet thing eventually
>From: John <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>CC: Vanagon Mailing List <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM>
>Subject: Oil pressure warning
>Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 23:23:56 -0500
>I just read your latest post about your oil pressure warning without
>having read what repairs were performed and why but here is my spin.
>1) You should not be getting a low oil pressure warning at any time with
>a newly assembled motor! 15-30W oil is fine for winter and the initial
>duty you subjected the motor to. If you have a transplanted 2.1L then
>there are two oil pressure sensing switches sending to different
>pressure signals to the Dynamic oil pressure warning system in the
>instrument cluster. They are the 0.3bar & 0.9bar switches. The 0.3B swt
>is monitored under 2,000 RPM & the 0.9B swt is monitored over 2,000 RPM.
>I don't know if you have a Dynamic oil pressure warning system fault or
>not but you should NOT be getting a low pressure warning at hot idle. I
>wrote a check procedure for this warning system and I can send you a
>copy if you like.
>2) since you seem to have a transplant youe studder on acceleration
>could be anything. I would suggest that in addition to the "basics" I
>would check the air flow meter signal in the problem RPM range.
>3) As for the idle stabilizer system, the original 2.1L has a stablizer
>control module behind the right tail light and it should be connected
>AND functioning. If the hot engine idle speed is below specification,
>the hot oil pressure will also be lower................
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