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Major Symptoms of Drop in Engine Oil Pressure in a Car Engine - All Details

17 Feb 2021 Shakti Nath Jha

The drop in engine oil pressure is one of the most serious warnings after the check engine light and low battery warning light. The drop in engine oil pressure is obviously a harmful circumstance, that's because it hampers the performance of the engine components by reducing their life with excessive wear and tear. So, today in this article, we have shared with you the major symptoms of a drop in engine oil pressure in a car engine.

Major Symptoms of Drop in Engine Oil Pressure in a Car Engine

Now, the drop in engine oil pressure inside the engine increases the friction between two engine components, which reduces their life and that of the engine as a whole. Apart from the low oil pressure warning light, the drop in engine oil pressure can also be judged through a sudden hike in engine temperature gauge. Following are the top symptoms which signal that there is a significant drop in engine oil pressure, inside the engine:

Engine Performing Weakly - If there is a lack of engine oil pressure, a sufficient amount of oil will not be there to lubricate the engine components. This will directly affect the performance of all the components in motion and have friction between them, and thus the performance of the engine as a whole.

Low Oil Pressure Warning Light - This is the most common symptom which clearly signals that there is not sufficient amount of engine oil for lubrication. Whenever such a circumstance happens, the low oil pressure warning light starts glowing in the instrument console.

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Overheating of Engine - If there is not sufficient amount of engine oil present in the engine, the friction between the metallic components will increase. This will naturally produce a lot of heat, which will be signalled to you through the engine temperature gauge, and thus the engine will be subjected to overheating.

Burning Smell - The drop in oil pressure in the engine might lead to spillage of engine oil on other functioning parts of the engine which operate at higher temperatures. If the spilt oil continues to be on the same spot for a long time, they will start emitting burning smell.

Grinding Noises From Engine - If there is an increase in friction between two metallic components due to a reduction in friction as a result of the drop in engine oil pressure, the components will start producing a grinding noise.

Major Symptoms of Drop in Engine Oil Pressure in a Car Engine
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So, these were some of the major symptoms of a drop in engine oil pressure in a car engine. Have you ever faced any such problem with your car? Do feel free to share your opinions with all of us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and the owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.

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