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> Low Oil Pressure Stop Asap, Intermittent Alarm
Rick Case
post May 22 2006, 11:28 PM
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The LOW OIL PRESSURE STOP ASAP alert keeps popping up intermittently, my oil level is OK when I check and it only comes up when I slow down or come to a stop. Could it be a dirty sensor? I am due for a service this weekend (even though my service required indicator hasn't showed).

Let me know if you have seen this before and how to fix it.

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post May 22 2006, 11:56 PM
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No idea...hope its not expensive!!
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post May 23 2006, 02:31 PM
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It might be the oil pump. When you are driving at normal spped their is enough pressure that the light doesn't come on. However, when you slow down the pressure drops and you get the warning light. It could be that you need a new oil pump.
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post May 23 2006, 03:36 PM
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QUOTE(S60 R @ May 22 2006, 11:56 PM)
No idea...hope its not expensive!!
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Even at low speeds it doesn't come on and only when stopping. When I am stationary (idle) it doesn't come on. It pops up during traffic driving (frequent stop and go). I have also seen it pop up during cornering (left turns only). It also doesn't result in

Can you have a low pressure with full volume of oil? Remember Boyle's Law?

How about the sensor? Isn't there a sensor that can be cleaned? I dread to think it can be the oil pump going. Would the VIDA or VARDIS be able to determine a faulty oil pump?

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post May 23 2006, 04:24 PM
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There should be definitly a service code the guys can pull off which will help identify the problem

What's the running temperature like? still normal?
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post May 24 2006, 08:49 PM
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QUOTE(Viper_7 @ May 23 2006, 04:24 PM)
There should be definitly a service code the guys can pull off which will help identify the problem

What's the running temperature like? still normal?
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Yeah Viper, the running temp is normal, no increases. Is there a sensor that sends the signal to the computer that may be cleaned.
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post May 25 2006, 02:45 PM
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There is an oil pressure sensor (sender) but I havn't a clue where it is. I also know there's oil pressure sender seal's and based on what it's doing, I don't think it's something that can just be taken out and given the once over.

As it's a sender though, it's going to have a conneciton of some type...quite possible it's this that could have corroded/causing false alarms.

I've been looking around and the sender is only like £8 sterling.

when was your last oil/filter change? normally a drop in oil pressure is caused by filter impairment or a problem with the pump...if it's a pump problem that's around £220 for the part.
I'd advise you get it checked out as if it's legit..then low oil pressure is not good for your engine and will cause damage.-- sticking more oil in won't do any good.

Vipes

also seen this in another post..may or may not be relevant here
http://www.volvo-forums.com/t7143-low-oil-pressure.htm
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post May 25 2006, 09:59 PM
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The oil pan o-rings will need to be replaced pronto.
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post May 27 2006, 07:34 AM
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QUOTE(Viper_7 @ May 25 2006, 02:45 PM)
There is an oil pressure sensor (sender) but I havn't a clue where it is. I also know there's oil pressure sender seal's  and based on what it's doing, I don't think it's something that can just be taken out and given the once over.

As it's a sender though, it's going to have a conneciton of some type...quite possible it's this that could have corroded/causing false alarms.

I've been looking around and the sender is only like £8 sterling.

when was your last oil/filter change? normally a drop in oil pressure is caused by filter impairment or a problem with the pump...if it's a pump problem that's around £220 for the part.
I'd advise you get it checked out as if it's legit..then low oil pressure is not good for your engine and will cause damage.-- sticking more oil in won't do any good.

Vipes

also seen this in another post..may or may not be relevant here
http://www.volvo-forums.com/t7143-low-oil-pressure.htm
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Viper, you are on the right track. I spoke to a Volvo Parts Seller here in Jamaica and he says there is usually a problem with a seal in the oil sump which becomes worn after a while that may contribute to the NO OIL PRESSURE STOP ENGINE ASAP Alarm. It costs J$200 and another J$200 for the gasket. Don't be alarmed that's about USD$3.50 the exchange rate in Jamaica is USD$1 = JMD$65.5

The car will be serviced today oil filter change etc., so I will monitor and update you guys.
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post May 27 2006, 07:36 AM
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QUOTE(starfish @ May 25 2006, 09:59 PM)
The oil pan o-rings will need to be replaced pronto.
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Starfish, you seem to be on the right track too. I purchased an O ring for the oil pan and I plan to replace it today.
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post May 29 2006, 07:54 PM
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Just to update y'all, I had the service done on Saturday, Changed the Oil which was very dirty for 5000kms and the filter. Nothing else was done and the intermittent NO OIL PRESSURE STOP ENGINE ASAP has disappeared. Maybe I have to change my oil earlier like every 3000kms.

I haven't replaced the oil pan O rings as yet, the guy at the shop gave me the wrong part. So I will watch the situation and let you know.

I am still trying to figure in my mind whether dirty oil and filter could result in the alarm I was getting?
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