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Old 05-10-2008, 09:30 AM
MErcedez 1987 300 SDL
 
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OIL Light Question

I have a Mercedez 300 SDL 1987 oil light is on and I check oil quantity and is OK the gaeg Pressure is on 3 Always when I turn on the Engine Could it be the sensor? If some body had experience this before I will be happy with your comments.

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Old 05-10-2008, 09:52 AM
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The sensor is a simple switch that is grounded when the level is proper. Unplugging it will cause the light to come on. Jumping the connector to ground should turn the light off.

Because it would be unsettling to see the light come on and off when cornering or braking hard, the signal is dampened in the gauge. I forget the strategy but it won't come right on. It could take 20 seconds or so.
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:42 PM
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Thanks steve but this means that the sensor could be damage. What about that the pressure gage indicater is always on 3??

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Old 05-10-2008, 03:17 PM
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Is it on 3 when the motor is off? When the motor is off but key is on?
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:13 PM
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Thanks Steve I will explain

When the Motor is Off Gage is OFF
When I turn ON the Ignition KEY then THe gage Reads 3 And when I start the Engine it will continue on 3 and the Oil Light ON Always

When I turn OFf Everything Turn OFF
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:44 PM
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So your gauge is not working either. That is more important than the light. It is likely the sending unit.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:53 PM
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thansk steve SO I think I have to order one from Diesel Giant or You have Another Place?
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:08 PM
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another Question; These means that these sending units measure Oil And pressure??
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:26 PM
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One measures pressure, another detects level (or lack of).

Fastlane sells them too, btw.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:31 PM
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Thanks to all of you guys

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