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Old May 25th, 2004, 06:42 PM
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D-110 Oil Light Flickering at Idle??

We recently replaced the ignition module on my 110 and now the oil light is flickering at idle- once you accelerate it goes away - doesn't appear to be losing any oil - pressure seems ok- temp is good - any help would be appreciated - thanks fb
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Old May 25th, 2004, 10:04 PM
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If the gauge pressure is good, I'd replace the sending unit for the light. They can fail at higher mileages. The new parts are of an updated design. Last time I bought one they were about $10 at the dealer.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 08:52 AM
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Frank, my light starts to flicker when I need an oil change, honestly when I get near 3k the light flickers and after I change the oil it stops.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 09:11 AM
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thanks guys - i'll start with an oil change to 20/50 - that was recommended for a high mileage (120K) engine in the summer - then go from there - fb
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Old May 26th, 2004, 11:06 AM
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I had the same problem a year ago!!! It is the sending unit!!! Don't worry!
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Hibbert,

That is a sign of a leaky injector. Does the oil smell like gas?

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Old May 26th, 2004, 12:23 PM
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Hmmm I don't rember it smelling like gas, what else would I look for if I had a leaky injector?
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Old May 26th, 2004, 01:29 PM
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A non symetrical looking spark plug.
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So I need to pull your plugs and check em.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 01:48 PM
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no you need to pull your plugs and check em! I think that is the best way I could be wrong! Short of pulling your injectors & bench testing.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 01:59 PM
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OK I'll pull my own pulgs . And I hope it's the best way as I don't have a bench to test my injectors on.
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Either that or you have an oil leak and it take 3000 miles for it to get low (but I figured you checked oil level frequently enough).

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Ron, you must have been reading my mind. It does eat/drip oil a little and i have noticed it takes about 3k to get down 1/2 a quart. Sometimes it goes faster if I do more highway driving. As soon as the light comes on I change the oil, one it normally takes about 4 months or 3k miles, and 2 I like to play it safe.
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