: 94 Fleetwood LT1 oil pressure switch



425 Dual Quad
11-16-09, 10:55 AM
Guys,
I need a new oil prssure switch on the 94 Fleetwood's LT1 engine. I'm not sure which one I need - difficult to see so far down there on the side of the block so I ordered the two I thought it would be - part # Ac Delco 508 D 8143 1/4 inch thread 3 wire fitting or AC Delco 508 D 1849 1/8th inch thread but neither turns out to be the one I need.
Apparrently the oil pressure switch has a large (nearly 3 inch) bell on the end and a single wire fitting. What is this item and part number please?

The switch is leaking out of the wire end and causing false triggers of the orange oil level low light on the dash.

regards & thanks, Nick

thefleetwoodguy
11-16-09, 11:38 AM
oil level sensor is located on the oil pan itself
about 1/2 way up from the bottom
drivers side I believe

fyi thats not a pressure switch, just low level indicator

425 Dual Quad
11-17-09, 08:27 AM
Steve (?),

Thanks - I didn't realise there were 2 separate switches. It's a large bell shaped thing right? Do you know where I can get one please.

thanks, Nick

thefleetwoodguy
11-17-09, 09:54 AM
Steve (?),

Thanks - I didn't realise there were 2 separate switches. It's a large bell shaped thing right? Do you know where I can get one please.

thanks, Nick
Nick, the oil pressure sending switch is usually located just behind the
intake, below the egr valve (that turns on the red "oil" light )
however if I understand the problem is the low oil level light is coming on when there is enough oil in the engine, ??(turns on the low oil level light)
if so then replace the oil level switch, located just above the oilpan drain plug
should have a wire plugged on it
it is just a "float", screws out of the oil pan, if you cant get one there I could hunt you down one, just want to be sure thats the problem as you
described it, ..................Jim

425 Dual Quad
11-17-09, 04:44 PM
Jim,

You got it in one! That's exactly the problem. Thanks very much for your offer but Summit had one when I ordered the GF427 fuel filters for the 77. Thanks however for your offer, it's very much appreciated.

regards, Nick

thefleetwoodguy
11-17-09, 05:24 PM
glad to help~~~~~~~

425 Dual Quad
11-18-09, 04:39 AM
Thanks indeed Jim - lets hope the Summit part is the right one!!!

425 Dual Quad
11-25-09, 06:50 PM
Jim,
I'd like to take you up on your offer of finding a oil level sensor sender for the 94 Fleetwood if I may. I got a note from Summit today and they said that it would be 5th December earliest before they got one in. Kinda a long time!
If you are able to find one without putting yourself to too much trouble (after the holidays) I surely would apprecaite it, especially as it is Thanksgiving tomorrow.
Best regards and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
regards, Nick, Ireland

thefleetwoodguy
11-25-09, 10:57 PM
Nick
Ill see if I can get one local for ya

thanks appreciate that, have a pint of guinness for me!!

Ill e mail you as soon as I can check on it...Jim

thefleetwoodguy
11-26-09, 10:35 AM
Duralast / Sensor - Oil Level
Part Number:
SU1316

Price:
$34.99, plus shipping

Im showing one available locally , there not cheap!
I will do this for you if you want it,
It will be a straight shot, in other words Im not trying or going to make anything off it, just helping out another enthusiast
let me know what you want to do Jim

425 Dual Quad
11-26-09, 12:54 PM
Jim,

That's great - many thanks. Much much appreciated. It should be a bell shaped item, about 3 inches across?
Please can you get it for me and sent it to my home address of:
Nick Stratta
32 Effernock Manor
Trim
county Meath
Ireland
no postcode

Please let me know how much it all is including postage at the post office and I'll either paypal you or send you a US cheque in the mail - and add on a pint of Guinness for yourself!
And I'll have some turkey and pumpkin pie in your honour tonight.
Happy Thanksgiving!

regards, Nick

thefleetwoodguy
11-27-09, 12:02 PM
Nick
heres a pic of the oil level sensor
it screws in the oil pan, on the drivers side
just want to make sure this is what you need
you mentioned bell shaped, I wouldnt call this bell shaped
the old oil pressure switches were bell shaped
but nothing on the lt1 that is to my knowledge
there holding this for me at the a/parts store
I can get it sent today, as soon as I hear back from you Jim

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v301/hemijimbo/6.jpg

thefleetwoodguy
11-27-09, 02:43 PM
Nick
since it was friday and everything will be closed for a few days
I had to make a call !
so the part has been shipped, I am fairly confident
with the information you provided that you need this
"oil level sensor", it looks similar to the pic I posted, but not exactly
its black and has a longer "float"
anyway I will PM you my paypal address
part was $34.99
shipping was $7.03
paypal fee is like $2, so lets say $44.TTL
let us know when it arrives and gets installed!! Jim