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Old 01-28-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
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my 96 3206 low oil pressure light and meter shows low
mech says its due to long run from motor to
front and says its low oil pressure protected
anyway
whats the deal
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my 96 3206 low oil pressure light and meter shows low
mech says its due to long run from motor to
front and says its low oil pressure protected
anyway
whats the deal
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Old 01-29-2006, 05:59 PM   #3
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Bill,

You need to get a new mechanic.

That engine has a sender mounted on the engine and a wire goes to the dash.

To know for sure, get a new mechanic, and have him unscrew the sender on the engine and install a direct reading gauge.

On a cold start you will have close to 50psi and hot 6-20psi. Hot at 1800rpms you will have about 35-40psi.

You probably have a bad sender, or gauge. If the direct reading gauge reads correct, then call Monaco Natl Parts (877-466-6226) and order a sender and gauge.

You should have 2 oil gauges on your '96. One in the area with the filters and one on the dash. You also have 2 senders. If the one in the filter area is reading correct switch the wires on the senders in the engine area and see if the problem moves. If it does not you have a bad dash gauge. If it moves the problem you have a bad sender.

Jim

PS you probably have a CAT 3126 engine

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Old 01-29-2006, 08:09 PM   #4
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yep 3126

ill lookinto it
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where is the sender at

does it screwinto block if so where

on the block
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The sender is located on the curb side of the engine right behind the hyd pump. The two senders look like any other oil presure sender. About 2" around and about 2 inches tall. Will have a single wire hooked to the top of it. You will have two of them. One for the dash gauge and one for the gauge in the filter area.

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ill look at it soon .bill
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