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Kurtis

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So I changed the oil and filter in my Bugeye yesterday. The car has a 1275 engine and still has the canister/cartridge type filter. Started it and and oil pressure came up as normal. I drove to the gas station and topped off the fuel. Everything seemed fine.

It got a little colder today, and I decided to take the car to a nearby storage unit that I keep it in during bad weather. The car started fine, but the oil pressure needle never moved. I shut it down and popped the bonnet. No obvious signs of major oil leakage. Checked the dipstick, and it has oil.

I plan to disconnect the line to the oil pressure gauge tomorrow and see if any oil comes out when I crank it. Any ideas what the issue could be other than failed gauge or oil pump?

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Kurt
 
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Pressure relief valve is stuck

Thanks for the response Stan. I disconnected the line to the oil pressure gauge from the engine block and cranked the engine. I got a steady stream of oil coming out, but when I hooked it back up, I still didn't get any reading at the gauge. Would that likely indicate a faulty or stuck gauge?

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[FONT=&quot]Turns out it was just a stuck gauge. After hooking up a oil pressure tester and confirming I did indeed have oil pressure, I warmed the car up a little and reconnected the gauge, and it now reads normally. Perhaps it was the cold weather.[/FONT]
 
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