Oil Pressure Low Problem
Causes of an Oil Pressure Low Problem:
- Low oil level in the engine.
- The oil pump is faulty, causing an oil pressure low problem.
- Possible oil leaks due to faulty gaskets, cracked oil pan or any kind of fault causing the loss of engine oil.
- The piston sealant-rings are worn out thus producing a lack of oil compression.
Oil Pressure Low Symtpoms:
- The first sign is that the engine will begin to overheat fast.
- The car will start to lose power
- At the end, the oil-warning lamp on the dash will go on.
- Increased oil consumption per miles driven.
What to Do if Your Car Has Developed an Oil Pressure low problem
- If you see any of these tell-tail signs, stop the car Immediately!!. Don't hesitate at all, if you continue driving the engine is in danger.
- If the the oil pressure low -warning lamp turns on, stop the car right away. In most older cars this means that it's already too late. Most modern cars have a tolerance between the oil lamp turning on and damaging the engine.
- Pull out the oil stick and check the oil level. If you have additional oil with you, add some to the engine. The level on the stick should be between minimum and maximum. Wait till the engines cools down, add the oil, and try a brief crank. If there is no unusual noise, try to start the car.
How to Deal With the Oil Pressure Low Problem
The best advice we can give you on the oil pressure low problem is that you visit a mechanic. Most problems regarding this matter are complicated to fix. This is a sensitive matter and any kind of blundering around can be very costly. If the sealant rings on the pistons are gone, this leads to engine rebuilding which is also a professional job. At best, you can change a faulty oil cap or perhaps a worn out gasket.