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Old 09-27-2016, 02:48 PM   #1
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08 focus st oil pressure gauge

I've just recently bought an st focus and have just noticed that when I switch the engine off, but only to position one on the ignition the oil pressure and oil temperature gauges stay at the position they were when the engine was running. All the other gauges drop to zero and when the ignition is switched fully off the temp and pressure gauges drop to zero . Is this normal


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I don't have a Focus, but it sounds normal. You can quickly check those settings without having to crank the engine.

But again, I don't have a Focus.

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Old 09-27-2016, 03:04 PM   #3
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I can understand the oil temp giving a reading on ignition position 2 but oil pressure when the engine isn't running that can't be right.
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Can't give specifics on that being normal (Cars not sold here) but it isn't odd.

Gauges staying at a last reading when engine turned off is a pretty common way to operate.

That's because they are generally not real gauges, and do not directly read a pressure/temperature through a dedicated sensor. Computer signals from the ECU are the source for most gauge readings.

Accessory power on could be enough to have that pair active, but not receiving signals to report.
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I've just recently bought an st focus and have just noticed that when I switch the engine off, but only to position one on the ignition the oil pressure and oil temperature gauges stay at the position they were when the engine was running. All the other gauges drop to zero and when the ignition is switched fully off the temp and pressure gauges drop to zero . Is this normal
The only thing that matters... if you car doesn't show 0 psi/bar when the car is ON but engine OFF.... means oil pressure sensor is going out (false reading).


There is no residual oil pressure in a regular gas engine! PERIOD!
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This is normal.
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:43 AM   #7
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Had to go over to Evans halshaw, as I'm pretty sure it wasn't doing this before the reverse switch was replaced under warranty last week, and sure enough they confirmed my fear that something has upset the delicate balance, all gauges should be inactive on position one of the ignition. I will post an update when I know some more.
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I've just recently bought an st focus and have just noticed that when I switch the engine off, but only to position one on the ignition the oil pressure and oil temperature gauges stay at the position they were when the engine was running. All the other gauges drop to zero and when the ignition is switched fully off the temp and pressure gauges drop to zero . Is this normal
Car back from Fords, apparently this is a software problem and there is a fix, oil pressure circuit should close after 15 seconds, and 20 seconds for the temperature in aux ignition position. Whilst in Ford replaced the front bonnet lock as a service goodwill as it was not working as it should so high five to Ford U.K for that. It still has to go in for the front headlight washer jet which is very weak, apparently it happens alot but as the bonnet and inner wing have to come off most people baulk at the labour charge and choose to live with it, but a focus nut needs the car 100% ( that and it's covered under the warranty. Lol )
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