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Old 01-05-2013, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Warlock III View Post
A.) The "oil sending unit" and the pump are the same thing.

B.) The oil pressure switch can cause the symptoms you're describing.

I would personally just go ahead and change it and call it preventative maintenance.
Sounds like something my English language expert (AKA Father-in-law) would say.

I offer the following clarification -
Oil Pump - Oil sending unit - A device that pumps or 'sends' oil to a different place.

Oil pressure switch - Oil pressure sending unit - A device (typically electronic) that is used to send information about the amount of pressure is in the oiling system to a gauge or other indicating device.

I agree that replacing the oil pressure switch (oil pressure sending unit) is a logical starting point. They do fail and your symptoms are typical of that failure.
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