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What causes low oil pressure?

Most common causes of low oil pressure The oil warning light in your dash comes on when oil pressure drops below 7-psi. In other words, when your engine has low oil pressure. Here are some common causes of low oil pressure. A faulty oil pressure sensor can cause a false low oil pressure warning An oil pressure sensor is built with a diaphragm and electrical contacts. Over time, the diaphragm can degrade and leak, causing the sensor to report a low oil pressure situation when the oil pressure is actually … Read More

Chrysler’s 3.5-liter engine oil sludge issues

Chrysler’s 3.5-liter engine has some problems with forming oil sludge. Oil sludge can destroy your engine. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine is quickly developing a reputation as a problem child. It’s known for poor reliability caused by lubrication problems, oil sludge issues, leaking coolant, overheating, and low mileage failure. Some experts believe the engine suffers from poor design. Others blame owner neglect. The engine is a variation of the very reliable 3.3-liter engine. The bores were enlarged and the compression ratio increased. The engine also has new cylinder heads and manifolds … Read More

Motor Oil Viscosity Warning

Using wrong oil viscosity can damage your engine or cause it to run poorly Read More


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