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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-20-2019, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Got a Z1000 with some problems I'm trying to resolve, trying to revive my baby. I just put a used engine in it as my old one threw a rod, so this was my first ride with the new engine.

I took it out for a spin this morning and everything was great until I gave it the beans...

After getting the engine hot, fresh fuel, little bit of seafoam to help clean stuff out.

I pretty much got it going near top speed (gotta make sure it's still got it) and afterwards the low oil pressure light came on so I looked at the oil, plenty of oil, changed the oil filter, burped it, checked wiring and it didn't help.

I'm going to try and swap the sensor with the one from my old engine and see if that's it, it was kind of flickering when I was slowing down and then stayed on. When I pull the wire off the sensor, the light goes out as in it's not indicating low pressure, when I put it back on, it says low pressure.

I can do an oil pressure gauge test and all that fun stuff, but I spent 12 hours replacing the engine and I'm not in the mood for anymore of this IT WAS SO GOOD! Then this, no odd sounds, no dryheaving, no nothing to indicate a problem, no drop in RPM's or anything. just the light staying on

Any ideas?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 04:40 PM
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How many miles have you rode it with the oil light on?
Your playing a dangerous game there.
You should go ahead and put in that known to be good sending unit, immediately. Maybe you'll get lucky and that is it.
If the oil pump is out, your just minutes from a seized engine .
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