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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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06 zx6r oil pressure light

bike has 6k miles. The last oil change was 5-6 months and 1200-1500 miles ago. Oil level is within spec. I noticed the light on for the first time this morning and immediately came home, luckily I was only about a quarter mile away. The light comes on intermittently. Pretty pissed about this, need to ride it to work tomorrow. The only solution I've found on this forum and elsewhere is "burping" the oil filter, but that does not seem logical considering the bike has been running over 1,000 miles since the last oil change with no issues up to this point.

Also, what are the odds of this actually being a dangerous low oil pressure situation and not a bad ground or oil sender unit etc.?

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went ahead and 'burped' it through the oil filter and oil filler cap. Going on a short ride to see if it still happens. Otherwise I guess I'll just do an oil change and hope for the best.

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The oil pressure switch becomes a ground when the oil pressure is low. Your best bet is to replace the oil switch as they are cheap. You may want to replace the oil filter. I had a FRAM that would limit the flow of oil and there was a true low pressure. My Ford pickup had a clogged oil screen, a known Ford screwup, and I had a low oil pressure.
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/\ What he said... I'd find out if there's a way to test the oil press. switch with a multimeter though before you go and buy another one, because once that switch is out of the box, much less installed, you're not going to be able to get your money back for it if you find out it isnt the problem.

Definitely try another oil filter and check the old one for damage/obstructions. If it doesnt fix the problem, use a band-style tool if you can to remove it, so it wont damage the filter and you can re-use it later.

I do *HAVE* to ask...you didnt use filter plyers to tighten the new one down did you?? Only asking cause Ive seen people do it before and damage the new filter.

What's your idle speed? If you bring the rpms up just a little, like 200 rpms, does the light go out?

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My multi-meter is in houston and I don't have access to one here in austin. So far I made it to work without the light coming on. It happens again I'll test the sensor. The oil filter is a quality unit, no FRAM. It has the 17mm(?) end so you can tighten it with a stocket wrench. I haven't had an oil sensor light go out or give me problems on any of my previous 4 motorcycles, all of which were several years older and had many more miles then this one.

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