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How To Check Oil Pressure

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If you have an oil pressure warning light on, or your oil pressure gauge reads low, it may be time to check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge. You need to determine if it's a problem with the sending unit or if you really do have low oil pressure. This video will walk you through the steps of how to check oil pressure on your engine.

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I had the chance to use this tool for a while before I did the review. I even took it to Pittsburgh and showed it to ScannerDanner. We agree that it's a capable tool but perhaps a bit slow. I'm no expert, but I think it has something to do with the processor used. That said, it still has a lot of great features and at this price point, I think it's a great value.

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In March 2014 I had the pleasure of going to the Valvoline Reinvention project unveiling. During my trip to Charlotte NC, I got to tour the facilities at Hendrick Motorsports, participate in an engine building contest, ride along in the finished truck, and meet Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmy Johnson. It was a very cool trip.

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