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    What are the main things that can cause Low oil pressure??

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    Oil grade, low oil level, worn-out pump, bad sending unit, not changing your oil, oil temp... what is the gauge reading?

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    Like right around 5,and there's a ticking noise coming from the engine

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    i got rid of my mobile 1 and that stopped my motor ticking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 180ls1 View Post
    i got rid of my mobile 1 and that stopped my motor ticking.
    Was your pressure low too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98T/A View Post
    Like right around 5,and there's a ticking noise coming from the engine
    5 psi ?
    Sounds like it's time for a new pump.
    My 119K mile Formula will go as low as 25 psi at idle in the warm weather but that's still in the safe zone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    5 psi ?
    Sounds like it's time for a new pump.
    My 119K mile Formula will go as low as 25 psi at idle in the warm weather but that's still in the safe zone.
    Yep I was afraid of that,any ideas on what type of pump to go with

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    bad main bearing clearence or a spun bearing is one of the main causes of realy low oil pressure (like 5 psi). a lot of people think its the pump all the time but in my experince pumps seldom fail. there's realy not much with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by twozs View Post
    bad main bearing clearence or a spun bearing is one of the main causes of realy low oil pressure (like 5 psi). a lot of people think its the pump all the time but in my experince pumps seldom fail. there's realy not much with them
    So how bad is it if there is a spun bearing??

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    Man at 5psi...I hate to say it....but sounds to this old man like you spun a bearing and your in need of a rebuild....take advantage of the oppurtunity and build a beast!

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