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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2003, 10:28 PM
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Exped.5.4L not oiling on startup

I have a 2001 Expedition 4x4 with a 5.4 and 45,000 miles on it. My problem started with the onset
of cold weather, either coincidentally or not.
When it is first cranked up the oil guage stays at 0 and
the light comes on. It usually has to run for 1 to 3 minutes before it will come up off of 0. And even
then it usually doesn't stay up at first, driving for 30 seconds and falling out again, then coming right
back up.
This happens sometimes 5-10 times before it will come up for good and stay up.
I havechangedthe oil frequently and am using the recommended 5w20 oil, which is very thin, is it not?
The other day we had a 64- degree- day and my wife got in to drive home from work and it did it then
so now it's not just on cold mornings, but each time it's allowed to cool completely down before driving
again. The oil is clear as new and I don't see how there could be any blockage at the screen or filter.
As I said, it is only on initial startup, then you can drive it all day without it happening again, unless
you leave it for several hours. I don't want to ruin my motor, but I just don't know what to do.
Thanks.
 
 
 
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