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Sullair 185 low engine oil pressure alarm went off

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by Toby
(Monroe La US)

Low engine oil pressure alarm went off and compressor died.

Now it won’t start.



Low pressure
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Sullair 185 air compressor
Sullair 185 air compressor

Same things you do if your car oil light comes on.

Check oil

if OK

Check oil pump

if OK

Check oil sensor (AKA oil pressure sender)

if OK

Change oil

if OK – done

If not OK, you may be in for a rebuild as in bad bearings or possible blown gasket somewhere.

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By Aidan Weeks

A passionate Mechanical Engineer with endless enthusiasm for fluid power - building off the back of over 18 years of high quality contribution and discussion stimulated by Bill Wade here at About Air Compressors. With both practical and theoretical experience in pneumatics and hydraulics, I'm putting my knowledge to work - and working my grey-matter through my research, assistance and publishing work here at About Air Compressors. Feel free to reach out any time! P.S. A HUGE shout out to Doug who really offers such great value to all visitors to About Air Compressors - once again, feeling like I'm standing on the shoulders of GIANTS by getting to work alongside such a great community

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