To be perfectly honest, it sounds like your oil sending unit is working correctly.I have an oil sending unit problem, getting false reads,oil light on when stopped & in gear, oil is full, how do I change it out or should I?1997 Chrysler T & C minivan, 3.3L. I am mechanically inclined
Really? Other than the Mitsubishi built engine that you have in your van I've never heard of another Chrysler engine with this problem (unless your talking about a sludged 2.7, but that's another story).Reviewing the Internet indicates that this is a common problem with several Chrysler products.
Yeah, new main and rod bearings.Does anyone have a simple solution for this?
As most engines these days have an idle speed that is set electronically (not sure about your Mitsubishi engine), I'm thinking that this is a very bad idea.Is there a way to somehow set the idle speed slightly higher. I've thought of putting a tie wrap device on the accelerator cable to prevent it from idling so low.
First off, what is the spec for oil pressure at idle? Your reading of 10 PSI at idle sounds PLENTY high for a modern engine. Many idle with less PSI than that, even when new. I continue to think you don't have a problem with the engine at all, and the problem is in the oil pressure sender circuit.Current symptoms as described. Shop tried test drive with gauge but never saw less than 10 PSI.
Every gauge that I looked at for installation had very poor resolution at low PSI. Any increase in engine RPM solves the problem.
Are these the same shops that sell and install new/rebuilt engines? Sounds like they are trying to drum up some business.I could of course just disconnect the sensor, plug the oil port and ignore the problem as I have been told by two different service shops to do.