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 shut down. The ECM may derate the engine or shut down the engine.
Probable Causes for Low Oil Pressure
Engine oil level
Oil pressure sensor
Oil viscosity/Fuel dilution
Contaminated engine oil
Oil inlet strainer
Oil pressure regulator valves
Oil suction system
Regulator and check valve
Worn engine components
Caterpillar Lubrication Systems
Caterpillar lubrication systems are specifically designed to provide thorough lubrication to your machine’s engine and vital components.
The basic lubrication system comprises 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 indicates something is wrong, and not enough lubricant is moving through the system to protect your engine adequately. 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!
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