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Low Oil Pressure Warning: A System Clean-Up May Be the Cure

Low Oil Pressure Warning: A System Clean-Up May Be the Cure

October 20, 2021

His quiet morning drive to work in his 2013 Silverado was interrupted by chimes and a Stop Engine Low Oil Pressure Warning. That can be a scary event, as major engine damage can result due to lack of lubrication. These symptoms have become a common occurrence for GM vehicles equipped with Active Fuel Management. When […]

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Low Oil Pressure Symptoms: New Technology Creates Diagnostic Challenges

Low Oil Pressure Symptoms: New Technology Creates Diagnostic Challenges

August 26, 2021

Customer complaints of low oil pressure symptoms can be a challenging event for the technician, especially when the symptoms are intermittent. When the customer encounters a low oil pressure gauge reading or illuminated low oil pressure lamp, it results in a panic situation. Naturally, they assume major engine repairs or an engine replacement. It should […]

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GM’s Active Fuel Management: Diagnosing Low Oil Pressure Symptoms

GM’s Active Fuel Management: Diagnosing Low Oil Pressure Symptoms

August 13, 2021

Symptoms of a low oil pressure condition have become a common complaint on GM vehicles equipped with active fuel management, sometimes referred to as displacement on demand. The symptoms may be the result of one of two malfunctioning pressure regulating valves or from a restriction in a filter screen positioned beneath the oil pressure sensor. […]

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Controlling Oil Pressure: It’s a Matter of Regulation

Controlling Oil Pressure: It’s a Matter of Regulation

June 1, 2017

When examining oil filters that are deformed from excessive pressure, filter gaskets blown or canister lock-seams unrolled, there is a reason for these conditions. While the oil filter is usually blamed for these conditions, the actual cause is over-pressurization due to a malfunction within the oil pump. Read on for pressurization issues involving GM, Kia […]

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Low Oil Pressure Message: Locating the Mystery Filter

Low Oil Pressure Message: Locating the Mystery Filter

April 7, 2017

A low oil pressure message/light is becoming a common complaint on 2007-2016 GM vehicles equipped with a V8 engine and active fuel management (AFM), which is sometimes referred to as displacement on demand (DOD). These symptoms often occur with no indication of a low oil pressure condition such as engine related noises…

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