Oil pressure sensor range / oil pressure sensor

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Oil pressure sensor range / oil pressure sensor

Post by Can't Wait » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:09 am

My check engine light came on and it was the oil pressure sensor, I change it and after about 3 months maybe it came back on and sometimes go off and comes back on wha t could be cause this to come back and off help thanks in advance

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Re: Oil pressure sensor range / oil pressure sensor

Post by smwalker » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:56 am

If I recall correctly, and i might not. Right under the pressure sender in the hole is a little puck with a screen on it that some of the G8 guys had issues with. Might want to dig that out and tale a look at it.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Oil pressure sensor range / oil pressure sensor

Post by lastcall190 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:51 pm

Sorry for hijack, but I was actually just going to post and rather have two threads back to back on the same thing, figured I'd add my experience.

Timely thread, I have been chasing a P0521 code since I changed my oil the first time with a PF48E filter (I saw the TSB on a search here, and the temps were single digits and teens around that time). Changed out filter for the UPF48R, went away. Came back on a drive to tune the car, tuned the car, went away. Ran a few errands, nothing. Drove yesterday to the store, came back on the way home from the store, and that was with a new sensor and new screen (stock was almost spotless after 94k miles). I have an OP test plug arriving today and a mechanical gauge I am going to hook up to check the pressure. Pending the pressure checks out, my only guess would be a bad sensor out of the box? Quite annoying as I want to just get the damn car inspected and there seems to be no pattern for the code coming and going.

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Re: Oil pressure sensor range / oil pressure sensor

Post by Can't Wait » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:02 pm

Thanks guys I will look in to both I just know I put a sensor on and it's strange to me that it would happen, didn't know if I was alone on this one

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Re: Oil pressure sensor range / oil pressure sensor

Post by indianajoe » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:33 pm

Are you guys using oem sensors? That's what did the trick for me

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Re: Oil pressure sensor range / oil pressure sensor

Post by lastcall190 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:37 pm

Fresh OEM sensor and lifter filter. I saw a thread on the G8 board where someone unplugged batteries overnight and it fixed the code and never came back... I can't imagine why it would but I'm sure someone way smarter could explain to me why. After I did that, the car fired right up, idled a while, no light. Would've taken to work today to check it out on a long drive, but one of my headlights decided to burn out overnight :roll: I've also seen guys change sensor, no change, but then change the oil and filter, and light never comes back. I'm interested to see what my mech gauge comes back with.

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Re: Oil pressure sensor range / oil pressure sensor

Post by CrashTestDummy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:13 pm

Don't these engines also have a known issue where the o-ring for the oil pump pickup slips, or something like that? Might be something else to look at if the oil pressure really is dropping.
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Re: Oil pressure sensor range / oil pressure sensor

Post by Can't Wait » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:32 pm

Need to buy an oem sensor and see wha t happens, I will keep y'all inform

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Re: Oil pressure sensor range / oil pressure sensor

Post by lastcall190 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:55 am

Any updates? I've been chasing mine for weeks, and monitoring pressure on the Torque App. I can clear it, drive around a few times, then it comes back and my entire operating range of oil PSI seems to just scale down the moment the light trips.

Let us know.

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Re: Oil pressure sensor range / oil pressure sensor

Post by Mooseman » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:46 am

On my other vehicle (2006 Saab 9-7x 5.3L, aka: Trailblazer), when I deleted the DOD, I replaced the oil pump with a regular LS pump. When the oil was below 50% life left, P0521 code came up. Replaced the sensor (no screen anymore), same. After some research, finally determined that I used the wrong oil pump. Should have been a high pressure and volume pump for DOD. Even though DOD hardware is all gone, the bypass in the pan is still there and probably still affects pressure. I never bothered with it, still comes on and after an oil change, goes away on its own. I believe this code is specific for DOD systems so that there is adequate oil pressure for it.
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