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    Engine tick?

    My car has very low oil pressure and my motor has a bad tick does anyone know what the tick could be or why my car has such low oil pressure? Im pretty sure the oil pressure is the cause of the tick!

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    Some suggestions - Other will comment as well

    First off, what is your actual oil pressure reading? How low is low?

    Check your oil level (yes, obvious, but none-the-less)
    Check to make sure your oil filter is not gunked up with something
    Oil sending unit could be bad or a wiring issue
    Oil pump going bad

    If all of those are OK, the next thing would be rod and main bearing clearances

    Usually very low oil pressure is not a good sign.

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    Yup if it is 40psi give or take that is normal. Check fluid levels, clean out oil. Check for ses light and go to an autozone or something to scan the codes.

    You should post this in internals(more answers), this section really isn't a tech section.

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    What is your oil pressure? What weight oil are you running?

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    You need to go get a cheap mechanical oil pressure gage and line pack then remove the sender, hook up the mechanical and verify what you oil pressure is. Do the other things posted above to rule out low oil, cloged filter, OLD OIL.

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