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Old 06-04-2019, 02:04 PM   #11
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It has 85k.
I don't think the bogging and the oil light issues are the same problem. At 85k it is time to replace the spark plugs. From what I have read, the oil light flashing could be the service reminder. Do a service light reset. I believe spark plugs will fix your other issue.
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From what I have read, the oil light flashing could be the service reminder. Do a service light reset. I believe spark plugs will fix your other issue.
Maybe, but the service reminder light would stay on. He said his oil light is flashing on/off.

This sounds like an oil pressure issue if the level is okay.
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Even more if cold it doesn't do it and begins to show up when engine warms up.

To post #7, if engine is burning the oil then the cat will likely be full of carbon from it to ruin.
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I hate to sound pessimistic, but it sounds like the oil level was WAY low, or the bearings are shot. A mechanical oil pressure gauge would be handy to diagnose, but I have no clue where the sender is. Any weird noises? Knocking, rattling?
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:31 PM   #15
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I hate to sound pessimistic, but it sounds like the oil level was WAY low, or the bearings are shot. A mechanical oil pressure gauge would be handy to diagnose, but I have no clue where the sender is. Any weird noises? Knocking, rattling?
Agreed. Never had a Ford with metal on the magnetic drain plug.
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A very light fuzz will show up on every one you yank, normal wear on the steel and iron parts. I have mag drains in every car I have.
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A very light fuzz will show up on every one you yank, normal wear on the steel and iron parts. I have mag drains in every car I have.
If you use the wrong oil. I have magnetic plugs on my motorcycle and cars. Any oil other than Mobil 1 left a gray residue on the magnets. With Mobil 1 I don't see anything.
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If you use the wrong oil. I have magnetic plugs on my motorcycle and cars. Any oil other than Mobil 1 left a gray residue on the magnets. With Mobil 1 I don't see anything.
I don't know about the "wrong oil" thing. I used Mobil 1 on an Accord I had, and it always had a bit of metal fuzz on the plug. Normal.
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There is NO such thing as an engine that does not wear at least a little bit. When I talk fuzz I mean it wipes out flat to turn into seeming oil (the gray residue), it is that fine, and off cars with well over 200K miles on them, they have done it all those years. My bikes were the same way yet never tore up one early ever.

Mobil 1 is nothing special, I saw the same on cars using it. I run conventional oil at 9K OCIs too. No sense in wasting money on synthetic, can't kill the cars now.

Making money with every oil change.
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There is NO such thing as an engine that does not wear at least a little bit. When I talk fuzz I mean it wipes out flat to turn into seeming oil (the gray residue), it is that fine, and off cars with well over 200K miles on them, they have done it all those years. My bikes were the same way yet never tore up one early ever.

Mobil 1 is nothing special, I saw the same on cars using it. I run conventional oil at 9K OCIs too. No sense in wasting money on synthetic, can't kill the cars now.

Making money with every oil change.
That has not been my experience. Why I abhor oil threads.
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