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I have a 1999 eldorado with the northstar engine that keeps…

I have a 1999...

I have a 1999 eldorado with the northstar engine that keeps sending an oil alarm when it is only half a quqrt low on oil. the engine runs quiet, cool, and smooth. What gives? Is it something only deep pockets or an act of God can cure?

Mechanic's Assistant: When was your last oil change?

Only about 500 miles ago. we have it serviced at the local caddy dealer right on proper interval.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Eldorado yourself? What have you tried so far?

I can service most smaller problems such as the water pumo or alternator, haven't tried this one yet. the dealer mechanic gave my wife about ten yards of bafflegab ending with an open ended estimate of 500 dollars labor.

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ok,

the oil alarm is for low oil pressure not low oil level.

the oil pressure needs to be checked to see if it is within specs.

in most cases, if the engine is nice and quiet, the sender unit is the issue not sending the correct signal.

have you had that checked???

Roy

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
yhe dealer mechanic was supposed to do that
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