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Location: port arthur texas
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I agree with twoicebergs, you have to have Low pressure oil before you can get High Pressure oil since the LPOP feeds the oil to the HPOP resivoir.
There are several other things in the filter houseing that can be causeing this.
The plastic tower that the filter fits over can be damaged, the plastic button valve on the top of the tower can be damaged or missing. The anti drainback valve can be bad or simply a problem with the pump itself or cover.
You mentioed about the front cover it is actually the back of the low pressure pump, if it has scatches or is worn too deep you can bypass some of the pressure or if bad enough not allow any pressure to build at all.
It sounds like it is takeing longer than useuall to build low pressuer oil pressure and refill the filter.
By the way that dash gauge is more of a switch and only registers 7 psi. More of an idiot light than a gauge, the pcm doesn't even see that signal.
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Last edited by dannyboy950; 11-08-2013 at 08:31 AM.