Originally Posted by Dholla
Hey Everyone, My oil pressure light keeps coming on and the Gauge drops to low at the same time even though i am full on oil and there is no visible oil leaks.. Everything goes to normal when im driving but sometimes it acts up while driving too...Does anyone know why this could be happening???
Personally, I'd pull the sender first and check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge. That said, this description is usually an indication of oil pump, or main bearings being worn out. The oil pump isn't bad on these motors to change if necessary. The mains require oil pan removal, and bearings being reinserted, checked, and plastigaged.
This is definitely a bottom end of engine problem. Driving it too much can destroy the crank and or rods. This would require a complete rebuild or another motor. Best to consider your options, before driving this too much. The cost might be too much if you continue to drive it with no or very little oil pressure.