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Re: [T3] oil light flicker

On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 08:17, Jim Adney wrote:
> On 7 Jun 2005 at 22:59, Kevin Guarnotta wrote:
> > I took a short trip down to Lincoln Rhode Island this past Sunday, temps
> > outside quite warm...in the 80's I think.
> > 
> > I cruised down, my squareback seemed fine, but when I got to the off ramps,
> > and kind of coasted off the highway-my oil pressure light would flicker and
> > come on, but if I revved the engine, the light went out.
> It's pretty normal. With a hot engine the oil is at its thinnest, so when you 
> slow down the pressure drops. If the engine is slightly worn, or your oil 
> pressure switch is set a bit high, then the light can come on. As long as this 
> only happens under these conditions I wouldn't worry about it.
> You might want to consider whether you still have winter weight oil in the 
> engine. If so, it's time to change. I don't recommend going heavier than SAE 
> 40, however.

Another thing to check when you get oil light flicker, is the condition
of the fins in the oil cooler. Are they plugged? Has a mouse built a
nest in the cooling tin?? Just about every T-3 engine I have torn down
in the the past few years, if it had any miles on it, the oil cooler was
at least partially plugged, and the foam rubber on top was shot.

Russ Wolfe
'71 FB AT
'66 FB MT
'64 T34 (not running)
'65 T1 (not running)
'05 KIA Sorento SUV

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