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Question by  puppiesarebabies (18)

Why is my car having a drop in oil pressure?


Answer by  JackFrost (73)

There could be a hole in the fuel line, or some kind of puncture in one of the internal valves. Your best bet it is to have a mechanic is do an oil change, he should notice something wrong.


Answer by  mrbojiggler (181)

Oil pressure drop could be caused by a blown head gasket, a loose drain plug or filter but mostly likely is due to a failed oil pump. Check to your plug and filter. If there is a bluish smoke coming from your tailpipe it is most likely your head gasket.


Answer by  jp95 (160)

Having a drop in oil pressure can be related to a couple different things. One, your oil pump could be going bad and not pumping enough pressure. Or you could have to large of clearances in your engine. Meaning you could have worn down crankshaft or camshaft seals in the engine


Answer by  rllamarca (123)

This could be due to a leak in a multitude of places in your engine. Other causes could include a failing oil pump.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

If you experience a sudden drop in oil pressure you should have a mechanic look at it. This could be a indication that something has failed or will fail soon. Lack of proper oiling can cause major engine damage.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Typically a drop in the oil pressure indicates a problem in the oil system. Either you have something like a clogged oil filter or possibly a leak. In some cases it may indicate a failed component. It could indicate that you oil pump may be on the verge or dying. Take it to a mechanic or open it up yourself.


Answer by  emussini (22)

That would depend, how and when the pressure drop is observed. Some of the following reasons could explain the cause: a. Worn out engine b. Oil type is not appropriate for the zone where you live. Check the oil temperature viscosity ratings. c. Clogged filter d. Faulty oil pump e. Insufficient oil level.

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