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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:29 pm Thread Starter
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Lightbulb cheap oil pressure switch fix

After changing my oil last week for some odd reason the red indicator light came on telling me that I had no oil pressure. I shut the engine off and check all the things I could thing that might cause this. I check wiring, fuses, and all the connections first. Everything was fine so at the point I pulled the oil pressure switch and checked the actual oil pressure with the engine running, I had 36psi which is exactly what my haynes manuel says it should be. At this point I realize that the only possible problem left is the oil pressure switch. So I get on the net and start shopping for one. The cheapest price I found was $31.99 through bike bandit. COME ON......this is a $5 part, not to mention that there was no promise on when it might arrive. So Im starting to get a little upset at this point when it hits me, This is just an oil pressure switch so I head down to the closest auto parts store and after about 15 minutes of going though their stock I come up with an almost identical pressure switch. It cost me $3.99 and the only difference was the plug on top was a regular female wire teminal (like a speaker wire connector), where the original had a harness style connector.
anyway just a little bit of helpful info if this ever happens to you

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Yes.. It┤s "just" an oilpressure switch. But if I┤m not mistaken they have diffrent psi settings depending on the manufacturers spec┤s on the oil pressure in the engine..

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Which oil pressure switch did you buy for $3.99 that was a replacement for the Ducati one?

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yes they do have different pressure rating, is actually in BAR not psi. My stock switch was 0.15-0.4 bar, the new switch was 0.17-0.42. its a slight difference.


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Who makes the switch and whats the part number?



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The switch that I got is a borg-warner #s320

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I must be retarded but I can't find this p/n in my web searches.

Kingsnake, mind making this idiot proof and posting a link please?

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My light tends to flicker at idle when the engine is hot (nothing wrong with the motor), anyone think swapping for this type of switch would help stop that? I get paranoid when I see that little orange bugger blinking in my peripheral vision...

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The cheapest price I found was $31.99 through bike bandit.
I bought a new one last year, cost about $20 from a Ducati dealer.

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It cost me $3.99
But that is cheap......



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My light tends to flicker at idle when the engine is hot (nothing wrong with the motor), anyone think swapping for this type of switch would help stop that? I get paranoid when I see that little orange bugger blinking in my peripheral vision...
That symptom set came up in one of the rocker threads. IIRC that indicates the oil pump clearances are too large, so the flickering light is infact a warning that something's wrong.

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