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low oil pressure message

low oil pressure message

Postby azcity [OP] » Feb 04 2012, 11:44pm

Have a silverado 3500 2007 and 2011. The 2007 has 200,000 on it and just started having the low engine oil message display when first starting then it goes away. This truck sits for a few days at a time. Anybody have any ideas other than that unmetionable one :evil: that requires a new engine?

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Re: low oil pressure message

Postby Trumpster1 » Feb 04 2012, 11:59pm

Check the oil pump.
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Re: low oil pressure message

Postby azcity [OP] » Feb 05 2012, 12:41am

Where and how is the best place to check on this vehicle?
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Re: low oil pressure message

Postby rodknocker » Feb 05 2012, 3:54am

is it the low oil level or the pressure light? if it is the oil pressure light have you changed the oil filter lately? there are certain filters that will fit but don't have the check valve in them causing the oil cooler to drain back into the oil pan when it sits and you wont have oil pressure until it refills
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Re: low oil pressure message

Postby ASTE25 » Feb 05 2012, 4:02am

Speaking of recent oil changes, if it has had one and the "low oil level" indicator is on, it may have a stuck oil level float. Sometimes they will stick in the "down" position when you drain the oild during a change. You may try tapping the pan with a rubber mallet to dislodge the float and have it return to the level the oil is at.
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Re: low oil pressure message

Postby azcity [OP] » Feb 08 2012, 1:50am

Thanks for the answers. Yes the oil is changed regularly actually it tells me when to change it but it gets done every 6000 if it doesn't request it. This may be an STP filter that I put on this one and I usually use Fram. I have been playing with it and actually it will not do it if I use the truck within two days. If I go three days it will show up. The engine shows no record of an error message from it going off.
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Re: low oil pressure message

Postby rodknocker » Feb 08 2012, 4:28am

no more than it would cost I would try a new filter it sounds like the oil cooler is draining back into the oil pan or some how the oil pump is loosing its prime
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Re: low oil pressure message

Postby EKinMN » Feb 08 2012, 5:06am

Try an AC/Delco fiter. They are OEM, and good quality. At least you will narrow down the possible issue.
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Re: low oil pressure message

Postby ASTE25 » Feb 08 2012, 7:32pm

I just noticed on this thread that the heading and the message do not match. I was addressing the message and not the heading. Does the truck have a "low oil level" message or a "low oil pressure" message? There is a big difference between the two (of course, really low oil level can cause low/no oil pressure).
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