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Oil Level Not Moving

Old 05-01-2004, 01:04 AM
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I got to working on my 7 this yesterday replacing the master clutch and slave cylinder. I took it to a friends shop and everything went well.



But earlier today i noticed that my oil indicator in the dash was not showing ANY oil pressure. At first it scared the **** out of my pants. But pulling into my garage and doing some investigation I found that there was plenty of pressure and that nothign was wrong.



So my question is how would I fix the indicator. We could have unnententionally disconnected a wire around the clutch and made it disfuncntion. Where and how would i get this fixed.



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Old 05-01-2004, 01:11 AM
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you knocked the wire off, it should be floating around by the oil pressure sender, its the round gold thing under the oil filter
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Old 05-01-2004, 12:49 PM
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Scared the crap out of me when that happened to me. Just one little wire.
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Mine is hooked up, but the oil pressure gauge jumps to the very max as soon as you turn the key to ON, so I know something's wrong. Improper grounding? Faulty Oil-Sending Unit? What?
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Originally Posted by Lionheart240' date='May 1 2004, 01:01 PM
Mine is hooked up, but the oil pressure gauge jumps to the very max as soon as you turn the key to ON, so I know something's wrong. Improper grounding? Faulty Oil-Sending Unit? What?
Bad sender unit.
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Old 05-01-2004, 02:59 PM
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my gauge shot up like that too, only it took the spring inside it with it when it died...kinda dangled like dirk diggler if ya know what i mean. Had to replace the entire cluster, but hey, at least now i only have 98,000 miles
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Old 05-02-2004, 01:46 AM
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ok thanks for the replies.



But I can see a wire but can't figure if its in all the was. Is it a wire next to the oil filter?



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Originally Posted by RevRex-7' date='May 1 2004, 10:46 PM
ok thanks for the replies.



But I can see a wire but can't figure if its in all the was. Is it a wire next to the oil filter?



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Originally Posted by ambassador_josh' date='May 1 2004, 02:59 PM
my gauge shot up like that too, only it took the spring inside it with it when it died...kinda dangled like dirk diggler if ya know what i mean. Had to replace the entire cluster, but hey, at least now i only have 98,000 miles
LoL!! I outta get a new gauge cluster too. Back in '94 my CarFax reports my car only have 94k miles on it...gauge reads 174k now! >_<



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Oh yeah, I have an oil-sending unit that came with my S5 core, right now the S4 oil-sending unit is hooked up, is it possible to switch them and it'll read correctly?
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not sure but dont think so...best to go with what was made for your car anyway
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