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Old 04-18-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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My oil pressure indicator, both digital and mechanical, is reading 130 psi. Is that the sending unit? The car runs fine, no noise or anything. Anyone have any ideas? By the way, it's a 99 corvette.
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:56 PM   #2
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See my sending unit just did the complete other way. I replaced my sending unit and it works fine now... Mine is a 99
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If you have a mechanical gauge hooked up that reads the same, probably not the sending unit. Did you just do an oil change? Did you use 80W90?
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If you have a mechanical gauge hooked up that reads the same, probably not the sending unit. Did you just do an oil change? Did you use 80W90?
I'm sure he's talking about the gauge on the dash and the electronic one desplayed in the DIC (Driver Information Center) when you select it.

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^^^Yes that is what he is talking about...

I told him that it is probibly his oil sending unit as well. But what can I say, he is a vette owner, and he doesn't listen to well... lol
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After a hot day yesterday, I was having some heat issues, I was getting to around 244. But no running problems. Today, I take her out for a drive and notice I no longer have power steering and my oil pressure guages maxed out and was readinng 130 on the Driver info Center. WTF....
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Move away from that hot *** state of Texas!

BTW- It's 64 degrees here today!
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My oil pressure indicator, both digital and mechanical, is reading 130 psi. Is that the sending unit? The car runs fine, no noise or anything. Anyone have any ideas? By the way, it's a 99 corvette.
He no longer has problems with the oil pressure.....


Lol he's got bigger problems now..
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My oil pressure indicator, both digital and mechanical, is reading 130 psi. Is that the sending unit? The car runs fine, no noise or anything. Anyone have any ideas? By the way, it's a 99 corvette.
Exact same thing(same 130psi readings) is happening to my buddies Z06 2001 or 2002. Anyone have any ideas?
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Be sure to relocate it since you are in there. These little guys are notorious for being D.O.A.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-t...-relocate.html
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Broken wire going to the OP Sensor
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Broken wire going to the OP Sensor
I 2nd that motion.

If it's a SINGLE wire op sensor, then all you have to do is ground it with the key on, if the gauge reads 0 with it grounded, then bad sending unit.

If it's got more than one wire DO NOT GROUND ANY WIRES WITHOUT LOOKING AT A SCHEMATIC FIRST!
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just as a follow up fellas.

We replaced the O.P. Sender unit and that fixed his problem.

I was pretty sure it was the sensor, but i told him i would check into it for him.
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