Troubleshooting the oil pressure switch


Troubleshooting the oil pressure switch

Postby NobleHops » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:39 pm

Can somebody give me the quickie tutorial on the function of the oil pressure switch? And related to that, would I normally expect the oil light to be on when the ignition is switched on before starting the bike?

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Re: Troubleshooting the oil pressure switch

Postby EMS » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:19 pm

The oil pressure switch is a simple ground signal switch. If the pressure drops below a certain level, a spring loaded contact inside the switch grounds and the light comes on. Consequently, if the ignition is on and the engine not running = not producing oil pressure, the oil light is on. If it is not on, there is something wrong with the switch or the wire.
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Re: Troubleshooting the oil pressure switch

Postby NobleHops » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:01 pm

Yaaa, sorry for the waste of bandwidth, the shop manual showed how simple this is, should take about a minute to pinpoint the problem. Headed in there with the meter shortly.

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Re: Troubleshooting the oil pressure switch

Postby EMS » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:22 pm

NilsMenten wrote:Yaaa, sorry for the waste of bandwidth, N.


Watch out! The webmaster may ban you for this.... :D :D
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Re: Troubleshooting the oil pressure switch

Postby NobleHops » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:42 pm

EMS wrote:
NilsMenten wrote:Yaaa, sorry for the waste of bandwidth, N.


Watch out! The webmaster may ban you for this.... :D :D


I hear he's pretty bad like that! :wink:

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