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Old 01-02-2008, 06:48 PM   #1
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okay a few nights ago i was in philly on south street and happened to hit a huge and i mean huge pothole. i pulled over and checked the car out and it looked fine, so sideskirt dents and no visible damage to front/rear bumper, and i have no ground clearance im on tien flex's. the car/gauge worked perfectly until the next morning my gauge showed there was no pressure. i immediately checked the oil it was almost full. i checked it again the next day and im not sure if it went down. i think it did and im just telling myself no it didnt and everything is okay. i parked my car and placed newspaper underneath it so tomorow i will def know if i have a leak. if i have a leak how much am i looking at to get it fixed and what part could it be?
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:49 PM   #2
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oil pickup tube is busted. Hope you didn't spin a bearing. Get it towed.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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its been driving fine, no loss of power/ anything wierd and the gauge goes from zero-150psi and it flutters like it used to before i had the sender installed and just had power running to it.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:33 PM   #4
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its probably a cracked pickup tube. tow it to the dealer immediately. don't drive it. don't say to them you hit a pot hole because they will tell you that was the cause. this is becoming pretty frequent lately. it will be covered under your 5/60,000 warranty. even if it turns out not to be the problem at least you will have peace of mind.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:59 PM   #5
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my car is completely modded though,and probaly not under warranty and my car drives fine. can i just drive it to the dealer and tell them i no longer have oil pressure. i havent thrown and cel's though? i mean do i tell em my gauges read no pressure or what?
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:10 PM   #6
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If the pick-up tube was busted, and you really had no oil pressure, your motor would already be dead. A motor's life expectancy is measured in seconds with zero oil pressure. OTOH, if you've been driving it around for a while, my hunch is you do have oil pressure and the guage/sender is screwed up due to the hard hit. If so, you got very, very lucky.

It's your call. If it had been me, I would've shut it down the instant I saw no oil pressure and had it towed in. That oil pressure guage is there for a reason, amigo - use it. When it drops, much less goes to zero, shut it down immediately.

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Old 01-02-2008, 08:20 PM   #7
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i checked my oil level and it looks the same. i will know how it is in the morning and plan on driving the car like a little girl until im sure with whats going on
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you sir, are a fool to drive that car until you get this sorted out .
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does the dummy kight on the dash work,is it on as well ,or are you basing all this on just the gauge ?
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im basing it all on the gauge.
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Ok - stop. double check the sender. the gauge is going to be fine when you send power straight to it, but the sender may be shot.

As for the oil level - of course it's going to be full, it's measure in the pan. It'll look full even if your pickup or oil pump have exploded. You SERIOUSLY need to determine what the heck is going on.

Hell, just look at the pan. Any dents?
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