The largest and best supported Jaguar cars enthusiast site on the Internet!


Serving Enthusiasts since 1993
The Jag-lovers Web

Currently with 3,166 members





Oil Pressure Drops Suddenly to Zero

Oil Pressure Drops Suddenly to Zero

Steve Chatman

Fred Schroeder wrote:

I notice that my oil pressure drops to 0 after long periods of time at 60mph or better, when exiting a freeway loop or when approaching a stop aggressively. The rest of the time it maintains 40 or so. I'm assuming a new oil pump is needed. Any other recommendations.

Thanks and I really appreciate this forum.


Steve Chatman

This one can really spoil a quick run. I remember the first time I came off the highway and braked very quickly to a stop and saw the oil pressure gauge hit bottom. By the time you've decided to turn off the engine and search the boot for a crying towel, it shoots back up to where it belongs.

The problem is that you're down about two quarts of oil. That will sound like a great amount to those unaware that the 6 cylinder takes 8 US quarts. If the oil level is low, a quick stop will cause the pick-up to starve as the oil rushes to the front of the pan. Just make a habit of checking the level each week.

Please show your support for Jag-lovers by purchasing a set of our Car Stickers and don't forget to tell your friends about them! See our unique scanned collection of Brochures and other memorabilia
from the 1930s onwards! Currently over 260 entries...

 

Please help support the move to the new site, and DONATE what you can.
A big Thank You to those who have donated already!

 


       
       
       
       

Go to our Homepage
Improve your Jag-lovers experience with the Mozilla FireFox Browser!

  View the latest posts from our Forums via an RSS Feed!

Jag-loversTM Ltd / JagWEBTM 1993 - 2023
All rights reserved. Jag-lovers is supported by JagWEBTM
For Terms of Use and General Rules see our Disclaimer
Use of the Jag-lovers logo or trademark name on sites other than Jag-lovers itself in a manner implying endorsement of commercial activities whatsoever is prohibited. Sections of this Web Site may publish members and visitors comments, opinion and photographs/images - Jag-lovers Ltd does not assume or have any responsibility or any liability for members comments or opinions, nor does it claim ownership or copyright of any material that belongs to the original poster including images. The word 'Jaguar' and the leaping cat device, whether used separately or in combination, are registered trademarks and are the property of Jaguar Cars, England. Some images may also be Jaguar Cars. Mirroring or downloading of this site or the publication of material or any extracts therefrom in original or altered form from these pages onto other sites (including reproduction by any other Jaguar enthusiast sites) without express permission violates Jag-lovers Ltd copyright and is prohibited
Go to our Homepage
Your Browser is: CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/), IP Address logged as 3.239.129.52 on 8th Jun 2023 05:24:48