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Old 07-24-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default 1985 Manual Oil Pressure Check

How difficult is it to do a manual Oil Pressure check on a 1985? I know the approximate location but cannot find it....Passenger side block, near(?)...can it be accessed without tearing the car apart..? My Oil pressure is dropping to as low as 0.....I do have and ongoing low idle problem. I am not sure I believe the digital dash or whether I am having a failing motor...although.....I do not believe so....at 0psi...this engine show "blow" after just a moment or two.....at high rpms the Oil Pressure goes above 50 and climbs in linearity to RPM.....any suggestions on a troubleshooting procedure...I know there is more than the sending unit....i.e. pump, pressure release valve, clogged returns etc........too many to think about without headache!
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How difficult is it to do a manual Oil Pressure check on a 1985? I know the approximate location but cannot find it....Passenger side block, near(?)...can it be accessed without tearing the car apart..? My Oil pressure is dropping to as low as 0.....I do have and ongoing low idle problem. I am not sure I believe the digital dash or whether I am having a failing motor...although.....I do not believe so....at 0psi...this engine show "blow" after just a moment or two.....at high rpms the Oil Pressure goes above 50 and climbs in linearity to RPM.....any suggestions on a troubleshooting procedure...I know there is more than the sending unit....i.e. pump, pressure release valve, clogged returns etc........too many to think about without headache!
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2 places....

(1) DRIVERS SIDE just above the oil filter is a plug you can remove to check oil pressure.

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(2) Behind the intake manifold... this is where the factory oil pressure sensor/sendors are located.

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thank you guys for the great instructions!
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thank you for the great instructions
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