Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 4th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
Oil light coming on sometimes.

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-05-2016, 06:36 PM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)
Silvanus is on a distinguished road
Oil light coming on sometimes.

Hello.

I have tried searching and found a few things on here already but never any solutions posted so I figured I would ask anyways to see if someone else figured this out before.

After having my head gasket replaced, and fail three times the mechanic that did it finally just put another engine in to cover the warranty instead of trying again since it was obvious my car was not overheating. Some of you may remember me asking for advice about that before. The car is a 92 Prelude S with a F22a1

Anyways, with this new engine they have been pretty helpful with stuff but day one after getting my car back with in 5 minutes the oil light started flickering on and off. I imediatly stopped driving and took it back the next day and asked them to fix it. They took it and put my old oil sending unit on and it made the problem go away for a few days. Then one day as I was pulling into my driveway the light flickered on and remained on. again i took it straight back and they did a valve adjustment and changed the oil pan gasket and the problem went away for a few weeks. Today I was just driving around after work and the light flickered on and off for a few minutes after about 30 minutes of driving and then came on completely and stayed on. I shut the car off for about 3 minutes and then started it back up and the light was off. I let it idle for about 5 minutes and the light never came back on.

Sorry long story. So I know oil pumps can go back, but its not common. Looking down into the crank case from the oil cap there is obviously some sludge build up, it was a used engine with like 92k miles ( half what mine had so i didnt argue) so I know the engine could be dirty would this cause the light to come on sometimes if its getting on the sending unit and then getting moved off? Or any other ideas? I check the oil level regularly since the first time the light came on and I am not losing oil according to the dipstick. Has anyone else had this happen and found a fix for it?

I have taken the car back to them twice and they have not figured out whats causing the light and since they have had to do thousands of dollars of work for free already I dont think they would really try to hard to figure it out this time either since it doesnt always come on they may not even see the light and think I am crazy or something. Also after the head gasket thing I dont really want them to take this engine apart if they dont have to lol
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2016, 12:39 PM
static420's Avatar
iTell water where to go

 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Planet of the rains
Posts: 1,867
iTrader: (0)
static420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Oil light coming on sometimes.

this is similar to what led to my spun bearing on my h23a1.
wondering if the CKP is suspect here too. My oil light flickered for a few months, never steadily tho. Always kept oil topped up. One day my engine gave up coming off highway and I got CEL #4 at the very last second.
My problem was possibly related to the distributor, not sure if my HG went too cause I had oil in my overflow tank that day. Sometimes I wonder If I could have saved my engine with a new dizzy.. Maybe something to check out, also see if your ECU stored any codes..maybe
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideswipe SI View Post
Youth is truly wasted on the young
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2016, 09:52 PM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)
Silvanus is on a distinguished road
Re: Oil light coming on sometimes.

Crap that doesn't sound good. What exactly would I be looking for with the distributor just leaking or something else? I am probably going to do an oil change since I know they used penzoil and people say it is not the greatest.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2016, 10:05 PM
static420's Avatar
iTell water where to go

 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Planet of the rains
Posts: 1,867
iTrader: (0)
static420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond reputestatic420 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Oil light coming on sometimes.

We would need someone with some more experience to come in here and relay good info. Obd1 and 2 are not my favorite area to delve into just yet. I hate sensors but I had a leak in my dizzy o ring that may have fouled sensors up. If u run your finger under the dizzy and feel oil then your o ring is done, or find oil inside the dizzy. But I think the sensor for all oil related stuff is in there. I don't know if there is another pressure sensor down in the block which is related to the sending unit. But the one in the dizzy counts rotations of the crank, lol... Im not sure that leads to engine failure. I need to read up more on this and finally teardown my h23
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideswipe SI View Post
Youth is truly wasted on the young
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my oil light keeps coming on punisherprelude 5th Gen Honda Prelude 16 09-18-2015 01:23 PM
A/C warning light keeps coming on alleywayriqashay 3rd Gen Honda Prelude 3 01-05-2015 08:31 PM
Batter light keeps coming on when in low rmps kale 3rd Gen Honda Prelude 16 05-11-2012 04:17 PM
ATTS light not coming on THESWAT 5th Gen Honda Prelude 30 12-17-2010 12:23 PM
ABS Light on but no blink code coming up f1bash 5th Gen Honda Prelude 9 05-15-2009 06:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:34 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.