LOW OIL PRESSURE – WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Low Oil Pressure – Why It’s Important

Fault Codes: – CID: 100-1 – Engine Oil Pressure: Low – most severe (3)  

  • E360 (3) – Engine Oil Pressure: Low – most severe (3) 

The engine oil pressure is below the map-based trip point and the delay time has expired. The code is logged. The engine is shutdown. The ECM may derate the engine or shutdown the engine. 

Probable Causes for Low Oil Pressure
•            Codes
•            Engine oil level
•            Oil leaks
•            Oil aeration
•            Oil pressure sensor
•            Oil viscosity/Fuel dilution
•            Contaminated engine oil
•            Excessive heat
•            Oil pump
•            Oil inlet strainer
•            Oil pressure regulator valves
•            Oil suction system
•            Inlet strainer
•            Regulator and check valve
•            Worn engine components

Caterpillar lubrication systems are specifically designed to provide thorough lubrication to your machines engine and vital components.

The basic lubrication system is composed of an oil pump, relief valve, oil cooler, oil filter, bypass valves, oil pressure gauge, and oil pan.

The oil pump is used to force engine oil through the lubrication system, and the pressure is generated by the resistance that the oil must overcome to reach the lubricated components.

Low oil pressure is an indication that something is wrong, and not enough lubricant is moving through the system to adequately protect your engine. A lack of lubrication can lead to metal-on-metal contact and result in premature component wear or engine failure. An engine can fail in a matter of hours or minutes, depending on the severity of the situation.

MANY ENGINE FAILURES ARE PREVENTABLE.

Repairing the concern promptly BEFORE FAILURE may save you from costly engine repairs, and often required rebuilds.

 

Your Caterpillar equipment comes fitted with warning indicators, and message alerts to promptly warn the operator of any fault codes, or concerns. Always be aware of your machines operating conditions.

IN THE EVENT OF A LOW OIL PRESSURE CONCERN – SHUTDOWN THE MACHINE IMMEDIATELY!

-BE PRO-ACTIVE! KEEP YOUR OWNING AND OPERATING COSTS DOWN BY REPAIRING YOUR MACHINE QUICKLY-

PROTECT YOUR EQUIPMENT FROM UNNECESSARY FAILURE