Oil pressure warning light ON...!?! UPDATE
sirdondiego at outlook.com
Sun Mar 23 22:07:21 PDT 2014
I'm happy that you got it fixed and running as it should.
Senior moments can become expensive, indeed.
Thanks for letting all of us know what had hapened.
> Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:34:58 +0100
> From: gpz1100abs at gmail.com
> Subject: Re: Oil pressure warning light ON...!?! UPDATE
> To: Sirdondiego at outlook.com
> I hate to say this. I really, really hate to say this, but... - It turns
> out that I DID forget a piece of paper rag in the top end while doing
> the valves... Convinced that it wasn't an electrical fault or a faulty
> oil pressure switch but rather an oil pump issue I took it to the
> dealer. The paper rag I must have forgotten was placed under the valve
> chain and must have been grabbed by the chain while turning the engine
> to get the cams in position. Result: Exactly as Ralph described - the
> oil pan was filled with the stuff, jamming the oil screen. Long story
> short - she's back on the street again, running as smooth as ever, but
> boy - it was an expensive mistake...
> Thanks for all the advice offered :)
> '96 "Black Stealth" GPZ
> Den 14-02-2014 19:48, GPZ1100ABS skrev:
> > I'm a little bit troubled to say at least.
> > After completing the winter overhaul I had the engine started for the
> > first time since November. It fired right up and ran smoothly at fast
> > idle. After a minute or so the mechanical sound of the engine changed
> > a little bit - not much, just barely noticeable. It was not rattling
> > or noisy or anything, just a little bit different. Not from the top
> > end, more like a change in the crank case. Not overly concerned I
> > decided to take it for a spin on the suburban road, just a couple of
> > hundred meters. During this the oil pressure warning light flashed a
> > couple of times, then a couple more times at a longer duration, then
> > finally it came on permanently. I stopped to check for oil leaks and
> > found none, plenty of oil in the engine. Fired it up again, the red
> > light remained on, shut down again.
> > Of course I should have changed the oil and the filter before putting
> > her away for the winter. On the other hand the oil quality should not
> > degrade so much during winter as to cause engine failure at startup
> > months later?
> > I have drained the oil and taken the filter out. Tomorrow I'll put in
> > a new filter and add fresh oil and see if the problem remains. But
> > given the little change in the sound of the engine I fear that
> > something mechanical has happened.
> > The only work I have done on the engine this winter was valve
> > adjustment - something I have done more than a dozen times, and I
> > didn't drop anything in the crank case nor left any piece of cloth or
> > anything else in the top end. So what could it be? Can the oil pump
> > quit all of a sudden? Any ideas? The engine has run 158.000 km (almost
> > 100.000 miles), but last year it was still running smooth and with low
> > to moderate oil consumption (approx. 1 liter pr. 10.000 km)
> > Ped
> > '96 Black Stealth" GPZ
> > Denmark
> > PS: Fortunately I have George's engine sitting in the garage, but I'd
> > like this one to run just a little bit longer...
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