Oil light... help

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JLM transport

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Transit 2.2 56 plate, 108k miles Today oil light came on for literally 2 seconds and went off, about an hour later same again oil light come and and went straight off! Driving me insane as there is NO power loss NO loss of oil (oil is full) NO leak?! Heads baffled anyone know what the hell is going on?

Thanks Jordan

AJM sameday Couriers

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JLM transport said:


Transit 2.2 56 plate, 108k miles Today oil light came on for literally 2 seconds and went off, about an hour later same again oil light come and and went straight off! Driving me insane as there is NO power loss NO loss of oil (oil is full) NO leak?! Heads baffled anyone know what the hell is going on?

Thanks Jordan

Google Ford Transit Forum might be worth joining and asking surely you can't be the only person this has happened to, there are about 5 or 6 forums so might be worth doing a search of them before asking good luck

Fastback Parcel Solutions

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Probably just the oil pressure sensor on its way out doesn't sound serious as you describe nothing bad seems to be happening.

AJM sameday Couriers

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Fastback Parcel Solutions said:


Probably just the oil pressure sensor on its way out doesn't sound serious as you describe nothing bad seems to be happening.

Got to agree with this comment Just been. Looking on. Forums should be Less than £15 to buy

A E Delivery

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Could be the following... Low oil pressure = Lack of oil, lack of oil quality, oil filter blocked, lazy oil pump, faulty sensor = fix is an oil and filter change followed by oil pressure check ( garage job ) if this makes no difference . A garage will then say its the pump or sensor although it may be in your interest to change the sensor anyway as they are cheap plus you get to check the wiring's good while at it --- high oil pressure could also account for an oil light depending on if your van is set up to monitor this. An increase in oil is normally over fueling with fuel passing past the rings, most times its noticed by blowing a gasket or it running like a pile of crap as the crank struggles

Phax Sameday

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Glad am not a mechawotsit cos I have the concentration span of a fruit fly.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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Dodgy sensor, great when they let you know of a REAL problem, not so good when they're faulty

JLM transport

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Original Poster

Cheers for replies! Been busy today so not had chance to reply to you lot, just had it in garage... STEP 1 drain oil and put best quality oil in and give it a try. If no luck... STEP 2 fit a new oil pump and give it a whirl, if your unlucky (like me)... STEP 3 NEW ENGINE, love it!

021 SAMEDAY

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Step 1 would always be to suspect the sensor or a short in the wiring loom - a test with an physical pressure gauge would not be a bad idea...

Fastback Parcel Solutions

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Think on that basis step one would be to change my garage and find a less pessimistic mechanic lol. And deffo agree with 021 about sensor and even go as far as saying change that as a step 1.

AJM sameday Couriers

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Fastback Parcel Solutions said:


Think on that basis step one would be to change my garage and find a less pessimistic mechanic lol. And deffo agree with 021 about sensor and even go as far as saying change that as a step 1.

Agree chant sensor first it's only cheap so if it isn't that you haven't spent a fortune

JLM transport

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Original Poster

Oil change sorted it! Did it myself, garages are stupid #moneygrabbers

A E Delivery

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Good on `yeh

Fastback Parcel Solutions

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Great news, keep on truckin

021 SAMEDAY

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Any oil is better than no oil but if you have the choice always use the best and remember there are more engines killed by lack of WATER than lack of oil - Glad you got it sorted.

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