GQ oil gauge

Submitted: Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 22:22
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Hi all i've recently perchased a swb gq and when at idle the oil gauge is reading very low i think it sits between 0 and 4 is this normal?

Cheers
Paul
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Reply By: Member - Darren & Janella - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 22:48

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 22:48
Hi Paul,

I have a '91 GQ Petrol and at idle mine sits around the 2 mark, whilst driving it sits somewhere between 2 and 4 depending on the what sort weather I'm driving in. Its seems to sit more towards the 4 mark whilst driving in colder weather. I believe this is the norm.Cheers,
Darren
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 00:11

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 00:11
gday pauly.
i have a 1990 gq and mine does the same i dont think theres anything to worry about—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Reply By: David N. - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 07:17

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 07:17
Same.
Mine sits between 2 and 4 when oil is hot, often closer to the 2.
I then bought a good full swing VDO gauge (added on with a "T" so old gauge still works) and guess what? Oil oressure is good, right up to specs.!
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Reply By: awill4x4 - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 16:18

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 16:18
Paul, the problem seems to to be in the oil pressure sender units and are known to be a problem in Patrols. Is yours a twin sender unit in that it has both an oil pressure guage and also a low oil pressure light on the dash? Mine is like this, and when I was experiencing the same problems as you I tried to find something available aftermarket. No joy there though, the only option is original equipment Nissan but they are priced over $100 for the one on my petrol GQ.
In the end I removed mine from the block and gave it a gentle burst of compressed air and it worked fine for quite some time but it's doing the same thing again so it's about time for another dose of compressed air cleaning.
Note, I didn't push the compressed air nozzle hard up against it, I gave it a light burst from about 100mm (4") away.
Regards Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 00:40

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 00:40
New senders are $90 from Mr Nissan, I did one, and it fixed my problems.

New guages going in next weekend though :)
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Reply By: Pauly - Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 20:58

Saturday, Sep 06, 2003 at 20:58
Sounds like it's normal thank god for that.

Thanks for the replys

cheers
paul
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