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Old 28 Feb 2013, 11:07 am
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I have seen similar threads about this problem, but I haven't seen one get a complete answer.

My 2001 n/a cruiser with 170k on her has the oil light come on at low idle. Initially after internet research, I thought it was the sensor. I changed it, and while off checked the pressure which was fine at idle. The very next day, the light came on again, around 800 RPM. Each time I stopped at a light on the way home, it would bing. I had to quickly shift to neutral and rev to keep it off. It was not a fun drive home.
I am concerned it is the oil pump or oil pickup. I am going to take her to have an oil change with higher weight today (10W 30) to see if that helps but I am worried that will make the pump work harder or clog the pickup more.
Is there a way to keep the engine idling at 1000 and above? Tweaking the carburetor comes to mind, but alas, there isn't one.
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Old 28 Feb 2013, 11:17 am
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Answered on your other post. Please don't post the same question twice.
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