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Time to replace the Oil Pump?????

The Oil Light on my 1964 Ford Galaxie w/ 390 comes on.

When the car is cold the light is off. When the car starts to warm up, the light starts to come on at idle. When the car is good and warm the only time the light goes off is when you are on the highway... city driving doesn't do it.

Is it time to replace the Oil Pump, or is there something else going on?


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hook up a mechinal gauge to be for sure
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You probably have a bad sending unit or a loose connection on it. Remove the sending unit and check with a mechanical guage, it you have oil pressure, then replace the sending unit. You could just go ahead and replace the sending unit and see because they do not cost that much and yours is probably old anyway.
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Check oil pressure with a mechanical gauge to make sure there is in fact a problem.... If you still have a low oil pressure problem then you are more then likely needing internal engine repares....

In all my years of engine work i have never replaced a oil pump and had it fix a low pressure problem......

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