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Date:         Tue, 28 Dec 2004 18:16:23 -0700
Reply-To:     jimt <camper@TACTICAL-BUS.INFO>
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From:         jimt <camper@TACTICAL-BUS.INFO>
Subject:      Re: did i kill it?? [temp-sensitive oil pressure light]
Comments: To: "the.mobile.conference.room" <kite.wagon@GMAIL.COM>
In-Reply-To:  <f31d34ce04122811436890840d@mail.gmail.com>
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On 12/28/04 12:43 PM, "the.mobile.conference.room" <kite.wagon@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Sorry, this is an 84 GL with the original 1.9L. 1000 mile-old Castrol > 20w-50, as usual. Non-leakingly attached Mann filter, also as usual. > 125k odo. > > Can oil viscosity really break down in such a short time? the GF did > a few around-town trips a couple weeks ago (who knows how she drives > alone!!) but other than that its been me doing normal mellow driving. > > I'll start digging for the wiring connections I guess... looks like > the monsoon stopped temporarily. > > > > > On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 14:29:15 -0500, Kim Brennan <kimbrennan@mac.com> wrote: >> Oil changed 1000 miles ago...Um, what weight oil, is my first question. >> >> > > I just realized by reading your thread about the intensity of the rain. You may have gotten water up into something. I had that happen on my subie mod where my oil pressure light came on and I started missing. I was able to pull over into a car wash. (to keep dry) when I started looking around inside the engine bay I realized the contacts on my oil pressure sender were very wet as well as water sitting on the connections of one of my injectors. As a test I blew and dabbed the water off of the injection connection being careful not to disturb my oil pressure circuit. Sure enough the missing was gone but still had an oil light. Unplugged the connector and dried and reconnected. Oil pressure light gone now as well.

jimt Planned insanity is best. Remember that sanity is optional. http://www.tactical-bus.info (tech info) http://www.westydriver.com


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