Section 2.18 Oil Pressure Sensor

Section 2.18
Oil Pressure Sensor

The Oil Pressure Sensor (OPS) is installed into the main engine oil gallery. A typical location is the left rear corner of the cylinder block. See Figure "Engine Oil Pressure and Temperature Sensors" .‪

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Figure 1. Engine Oil Pressure and Temperature Sensors

The OPS sends an electrical signal to the ECM telling it what the engine oil pressure is at any given speed. A low oil pressure signal exceeding seven seconds is used by the ECM to begin the stop engine or warning function. ‪

Section 2.18.1
Repair or Replacement of the Oil Pressure Sensor

The OPS is non-serviceable and should be replaced as a unit. No adjustment is required.‪

Section 2.18.2
Removal of Oil Pressure Sensor

Remove the OPS as follows: ‪

  1. Disengage the locking tang on the three-wire connector. Grasp the body of the connector and gently pull it free of the OPS.
  2. Use the appropriate wrench on the hex end of the OPS to unscrew it from the engine.

Section 2.18.3
Installation of Oil Pressure Sensor

Install the OPS as follows: ‪

Note: The OPS is an electronic device. Use care on installation.

  1. Place the sensor on the engine and using the appropriate wrench on the hex portion of the sensor tighten the screws.
  2. Use Loctite Pipe Sealer with Teflon, J 26558-92 part of PT-7276 , (or equivalent) on all but the first two threads of the OPS to prevent leaks.
  3. Place the connector in the socket and engage the locking tang.
  4. Turn the ignition to the "ON" position. Observe or read any diagnostic codes. If any code other than 25 is obtained, refer to the DDEC II Troubleshooting Guide, 6SE489, or DDEC III/IV Single ECM Troubleshooting Guide, 6SE497.

Series 50 Service Manual - 6SE50
Generated on 10-13-2008

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