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Post by virgil kane on 5/4/2012, 16:53

I have A 2000 Catera with 49000 miles on it runs great but today i lost all my oil pressure light went on buzzer came on I pulled over checked oil level it was fine had car towed home . Now I need advice on replaceing oil pump & where I can get one any help will be greatly appreciated

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Post by CateraMV6 on 11/28/2012, 18:32

Mine did that with some thin oil on a very hot day. I am not sure if its a pump issue.

I have been running mine with 10W40 or 15W50 and had no issues even in the hottest days.
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Post by yomincarr on 11/30/2012, 16:07

same here, i use lucas oil stabilizer
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Post by pedrazamarcos on 8/20/2014, 20:14

Full synthetic 10w40 does the job for Me

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Post by jjportia on 9/14/2014, 15:58

I use semi-synthetic 20w-50 here in Florida with no issues, my Jeep has over 200,000 and my Catera has over 150,000 on them. I would say a 10w-40 or 15w-40 for other climates should be fine.
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Post by jjportia on 9/15/2014, 10:24

I forgot to mention...search the forums for info on oil pressure sender. That seems to be a common issue, if the engine was/is not making any noises like knocking or ticking it probably is just the sender. Much cheaper and easier than the pump. You will also see all kinds of info on oil thickness and what not to use, such as heavier oil than the manual states. One grade up is quite safe from what I've been reading over the years. If the manual states a 5w-?, a 10w is usually safe.
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