Starting issue and oil pressure gauge - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-16-2014, 08:33 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 115
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Starting issue and oil pressure gauge

I have a 1994 f350 Powerstroke. I bought it knowing it wasn't ran in awhile he told me he started it last fall or something I had it running before I took it apart to fix everything. I just drained all the old diesel witch smelled like turpentine I thought it was really odd for the diesel to smell like that and look like gas but when I syphoned it I got a mouth full and it was defiantly diesel I also replaced the fuel filter. My glow plug solenoid relay broke. I got the truck started without it but after I get it warm and shut the motor off and try to start it I crank and it turns over for awhile then starts. I also noticed that the oil pressure gauge on my dashboard is not working but the engine runs fine and sounds good I need some help or input.

Edit: Also where is the oil pressure sensor located I hope its only a bad sensor.

Last edited by bdemutis; 07-16-2014 at 10:09 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-16-2014, 10:04 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 115
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Also when I did my oil change today I filled my filter to the top and put it on but I was 2-3 quarts low at first because I forgot to buy another gallon and I cranked it over to check the level could I just have air trapped in the system I think I put in about 14.5 quarts but at first I only had probably 12 quarts of oil in it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-28-2014, 07:30 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 9
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
From my limited understanding of the pressure gauge its either on or off. When the truck is running it reads at a set point on my truck and does not move until I turn the truck off and then it falls to zero. Maybe an add on gauge or a tuner could give you a better indication of actual pressure. 7.3 holds 15 quarts, except the vans which are 14. Not sure if any of this helps you or not....

A cheap method to tell if you have diesel in your oil is to drop a single drop of oil on a sheet of white paper. If there is fuel present it will wick into the paper quicker than oil. It will be sorta like a translucent ring around the drop of oil. This is by no means a scientific test but a quick rough check.

I am not sure what the minimum oil level required to run is. I ran my truck for a year one quart over full until I learned vans are 14 quarts. No ill effects.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 1,826
Thanks: 0
Thanked 43 Times in 43 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The original 94.5's (like mine) had a 12-quart dipstick, which they later had a TSB on to change the dipstick for what I will call the 14-quart stick. My 94 ran basically fine on 12 quarts. Since then I've always used 14 quarts for an oil/filter change (capacity would be more if you could get out all the HP oil system oil). Oil pressure "switch" (that's all it is ... it is not a true sensor) is on the top of the HPOP Reservoir. Cheers!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors