It might help someone else that encounters this problem. Cleaned them out, got little better. New engine ran nice for 200 miles during brack-in, and then the problem started again. Screen is covered by a cap that prevents all of the solids from dropping back into the pan. About one hour later I drove 12 miles to do a plumbing job when outta the blue the oil indicator started acting erratic it would go from the lowest point in the red to a safe level, after several times of this I pulled to a gas station and added two quarts of oil after I added the oil I checked the oil level it was at a safe level. We doubled checked this with another mechanical guage, and at both the side of block and filter boss access points, with the same results. From reading these posts, im gonna guess that the month or so the car sat getting body work had allowed particles in the oil to either build up or settle in a way to clog the oil pump.
So does this mean the motors cooked? About 6 weeks after a routine oil change the oil pressure started dropping to 0, engine lights all came on, finally shut down. This supplies constant oiling to the piston full circle. It is difficult to reach, so enlist help from someone with small arms. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was idling. I guess not, cuz just after i leave the auto body shop my check guages light came on and oil pressure was dropping to zero then jumping back up then dropping and then it eventually just stayed down.
I thought I would share our recent experiance with this problem. The first replacement they showed and sold me was a Standard Parts Company unit that had 3 prongs, then they showed a picuture in their computer of another that had rounded corners on the connector, but flat edges on the sides. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage was 63,000. Hi There, This may not be as bad as it sounds. This supplies constant oiling to the piston full circle. Fast forward to about a month and a half ago and same thing starts. To fix this check and correct the oil level.
You can also tap the system at the oil filter boss. Lights and buzzers go off, etc. Screen is covered by a cap that prevents all of the solids from dropping back into the pan. I have documented the problem on video as well. I can imagine your joy when you found your problem. Was caused by a clogged oil pump intake screen.
Was caused by a clogged oil pump intake screen. To complete your Registration you will have to click an activation link in an email Immediately sent to the email address you gave. Step on the gas goes back to normal? This truck had consistent oil changes every 3000 mi. The warning buzzer and engine warning lamps also illuminate. Never would either engine overheat. For some reason that prevent the carbon buildup.
The vehicle is currently undergoing additional testing. We noticed every time it would beep the oil pressure gauge would immediately drop to zero and it would go back to normal a few seconds later then it beeps again and drops to zero once more. Even if the oil pressure increases a fair amount above the 60 psi reading, the gauge doesn't move much, so not seeing much. Thought it was fixed, but began happening again. To fix this clean or replace the relief valve.
You can download a repair manual instantly at www. I also think I'd have noticed when the rod slammed into the oil-pan so dang hard it dented it. And the number one cause is because of a dirty throttle body or dirty throttle valve. Oil changes done regularly at 3-5k miles. I suggest looking at some of the other message boards as well.
I thought this was wrong due to the fact I have had the oil changed every 3000 miles or less. It would also fall with decreasing rpm. I ran Mobil 1 in our Durango starting at around 5000 miles then switched back to regular oil at around 30k miles and haven't seen any problems. I am in it about 1200 dollars and now I am back to loosing oil pressure again. I thought this was wrong due to the fact I have had the oil changed every 3000 miles or less. This truck had consistent oil changes every 3000 mi. After reading all these other complaints I think Dodge should pay us for our troubles and buy the truck back.
I hired a mechanic to check the truck for me and was informed that I would need to replace the engine in my truck. I changed my oil every 3000 to 4000 miles. On each side on the truck, a thick piece of foam should be plugged into the hole. Im not cheap when it comes to using the right oils. And how hard is this to do? Q: My oil pressure has always been 35psi at idle when warm. The Dakota doesn't set off any lights or alarms not sure if it has an alarm.
Here recently i have been loosing oil pressure. If you are rebuilding the eng, use rod bearings with the center grove all the way around grove through both bearing caps. Would this indicate a low or high flowing filter? Oil pressure sending unit at the oil filter? If you don't see the link, If you still don't see the Login or Sign Up link, then the problem is most likely a browser in need of an update or a 3rd party Plug In or Addon that was poorly written and blocking. I dont know what causes the carbon though. I replaced the oil pump and the pickup and the oil filter and put fresh oil in it. It keeps doing it so we brought it back to the dealers they won't know what's going on until Tuesday. Would this indicate a low or high flowing filter? About there I saw that my oil pressure was fluctuating between normal and the first of the four hash marks.