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    Oil light strange issues

    Usually everything seems fine but every so often after it's warmed up the oil light will come on at an idle but if I shut the engine off then restart it everything is fine again. Also sometimes the oil light won't come on when the key is first turned. Engine is 4d55. I was thinking it's an electrical problem. I'll be putting a manual gauge in next weekend.

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    sounds correct
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    flush the sending unit out with kerosene or diesel - sludge may have lodged in the sensor and causing erratic operation, or the sender is going bad.
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    if your sensor is bad, it is that same as any 4g54...... been there done that. and there cheap. you could also remove that sending unit and install a mechanical in that exact spot to see what your oil pressure really is.... just for piece of mind.
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