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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 thanks B

>From: John <> >Reply-To: >To: rangerbrian@HOTMAIL.COM >CC: Vanagon Mailing List <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> >Subject: Oil pressure warning >Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 23:23:56 -0500 > >Hi Brian, > >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................ > >Regards, John

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