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skylerchamblee

Checking engine oil

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skylerchamblee

Our 08 lsv is throwing a code about oil pressure below threshold. The pressure goes from 40-50 psi when throttle to 0 when you get off throttle. Then it has pressure when at idol. Dipstick looks fine just curious is if it might just be sensor related. Is the oil pan pick up in the front or back of the pan. Could this be happening because the oil getting slushed front to back

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minnmarker

Yes. Check the oil level with dip stick. Add to full if low.  If already at full try overfilling by a half quart and see if that fixes it.

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robbennett
6 hours ago, skylerchamblee said:

Our 08 lsv is throwing a code about oil pressure below threshold. The pressure goes from 40-50 psi when throttle to 0 when you get off throttle. Then it has pressure when at idol. Dipstick looks fine just curious is if it might just be sensor related. Is the oil pan pick up in the front or back of the pan. Could this be happening because the oil getting slushed front to back

What engine? if it is the hammerhead they are known for oil burn. Make sure it is topped off because the quickest way to ruin an engine is to run it without enough oil.

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dlb

Sounds like the sensor or sending unit, what engine do you have?

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skylerchamblee
29 minutes ago, dlb said:

Sounds like the sensor or sending unit, what engine do you have?

monsoon 340

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MadMan

Have you monitored the pressure during full throttle acceleration from a stop (especially wit ballast)?   This is when mine takes a nose dive, unless I run 2 extra quarts.

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skylerchamblee
3 hours ago, MadMan said:

Have you monitored the pressure during full throttle acceleration from a stop (especially wit ballast)?   This is when mine takes a nose dive, unless I run 2 extra quarts.

I believe this was the case. I added about 3/4 qt and no issues today, just parked the boat. What a super nice day. Kids surfing moms and dads surfing and boarding. God is good

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MadMan
8 hours ago, skylerchamblee said:

I believe this was the case. I added about 3/4 qt and no issues today, just parked the boat. What a super nice day. Kids surfing moms and dads surfing and boarding. God is good

Yep, Indmar/GM just used the stock Chevy truck oil pan on these engines instead of installing a pan designed for the flywheel end being forward.

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