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Old 05-17-2003, 12:47 PM   #1
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2002 ZX12-Changed the oil/filter in the fall, filled with 5W-30 to store. Started but oil pressure light would not go out? I changed the opil again but light stayed on?? Left till the spring-started the bike today-still no change. I then installed a new OEM oil pressure switch-light still stays on!!! Any thoughts? Thanks
   
 
Old 05-17-2003, 12:49 PM   #2
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Air bubble. Did you fill the filter prior to installation?
   
 
Old 05-17-2003, 02:55 PM   #3
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No-however oil came out at the switch when I changed it. Therefore it seems as though there should be proper oil pressure??
   
 
Old 05-17-2003, 03:45 PM   #4
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This is a well documented situation.

Do a search on "oil pressure". The cure is to open the oil filter a bit while running the bike. Apparently there is an air pocket type situation near the sensor.

Read the articles because I don't remember if you need to loosen the filler cap or not.

I've seen this here with four or five different guys, every time it was air locked.

Also, I highly recommend pre-filling the filter. It works well and doesn't make a mess. :wink:
   
 
Old 05-17-2003, 05:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for the information-any idea where I can find this?
   
 
Old 05-17-2003, 05:29 PM   #6
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Yes.

Go up to the top of this page, and click on search.

Enter "oil pressure" or "oil light" or whatever you want to search for. It works well. :wink:

Since are a fairly new guy, here is the link you are looking for:

http://www.zx-12r.org/phpBB2/viewtop...t=oil+pressure

Enjoy!
   
 
Old 05-17-2003, 05:47 PM   #7
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Thanks very much. I'll check this tomorrow. Keep you posted on results.
   
 
Old 05-18-2003, 12:14 PM   #8
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oil light still on!

Changed filter and oil AGAIN. Oil light remains on????? Any suggestions?
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Old 05-18-2003, 01:23 PM   #9
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oil pressure?

Finally 'burped" the engine, and low and behold the light is out! I trust no engine damage from starting 8-10X and idled for 10-20 seconds?
Thanks for all the assistance-far better asking here as 2 dealers had absolutely NO ideas.
   
 
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Old 05-19-2003, 06:20 PM   #11
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FWIW - my understanding is the engine is not being starved of oil when this happens, only the pressure switch.

I.e: Sleep sound tonight, your engine is fine.

As for the two dealers who had no clue about this? We've known about it here for like a year.

Kind of makes you wonder, eh? :roll:
   
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