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post #1 of 35 Old 07-27-2013, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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oil light came on?

My 420 the oil light came on but I have checked it and it seems to be fine. What is causing this light? I did just install the belly pan..... Can I still mow with it? Should I stop using it untill I figure out what is wrong??

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Re: oil light came on?

check the wire coming from the oil sender that it is still on tight or not broken.









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Re: oil light came on?

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from my experience this system used a NORMAL CLOSED
oil pressure switch.
the closed position allowed the light to come on because it
was grounded.
once a certain pressure was reached the light would go out,
because the switch opened up.( no ground )
if you have a multimeter, test the switch not running.
it should ring ( speaker symbol ) when you go from the terminal to ground.
then start the engine, and at idle it should not ring.
hopefully you only have a bad switch.
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Re: oil light came on?

My 420 oil light would come on at idle, so I wouldn't let it idle , two years later the onan grenaded

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Re: oil light came on?

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was there any oil left in the pan
when that happened?
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I always checked and added oil before using, Onan never did smoke, then 15 minutes into cutting BOOM. then most of oil was all aver the tractor and my yard

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2004 X595 Cat 1 three point, Click n Go, Snow Blade w/Extensions
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Gannon Earthgavator graderbox
#40 EZ Rake Vac
#40 EZ Rake Vac
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1977 MTD 990 Parts Tractor
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Re: oil light came on?

Burned: so were the two related ? I'll investigate further and see what I can come up with.

Side note: I like how you took care of your "POP". It has me thinking, I really need to also.

thanks for the wise words.

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Re: oil light came on?

I found the problem, seems the wire to the sending unit got severed somehow. I replaced it and magically the light now is not on.

Thanks for all the input guys it is so much appreciated!

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the previous owner was more concerned with a clean tractor, it was spotless clean, when I called him and asked when was the last time hydo fluid was changed, he said "hydo oil??" onan needed an over haul, bearing were worn, I could rock the crank with my hand, no wonder it had no oil psi at idle, glad your was just a wiring issue. two days after that day is when I bought my X720 and sold the 420 "as is"

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well I have to keep the 420, I just can't swing or justify spending that kind of money on a tractor.

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Re: oil light came on?

I have looked all over my T260 Onan and cannot find an oil pressure sender. Does anyone know where it might be? I looked inside the tin over the filter but there isn't anything in that spot.
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I have looked all over my T260 Onan and cannot find an oil pressure sender. Does anyone know where it might be? I looked inside the tin over the filter but there isn't anything in that spot.
By the oil filter,deep inside.

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well I have to keep the 420, I just can't swing or justify spending that kind of money on a tractor.
Every since you got the new tractor I thought you sent the 420 down the road,glad you kept it.👍👍👍

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Re: oil light came on?

inspectorudy,

boomers_influence would know if the T260 ever came in a John Deere LGT, and he would be able to tell you what it was equipped with from the full engine model # and serial number. But take a set of photos of the area around the oil filter, with special attention to the oil filter mounting plate/bracket. That would show if there is a port/tap for a oil pressure switch. Then we can find out if it is easy to add just a switch or you need a plate, gasket, switch. Is the wire still there for the 420 oil dash light?

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Re: oil light came on?

Russ, my problem is that this 420 is a Frankenstein. It has the wiring harness of a B43G engine but now has the T260, Performer 24 engine in it. It ran when I bought it so I did not do a close examination of all the little details. It does not have a VR hooked up on it. I discovered that when taking things off of it. Above the oil filter on the bracket, there is a cap screw and just below that some sort of indentation but no threaded hole. I have no idea what this engine was doing before it landed in this tractor but I do not think it was on a tractor. I figure probably a generator. The solenoid is a standard type that was popular years ago but is still available. The wires to the coil are all spliced and miscolored. I do have a used P218 harness that seems to be intact. Any advice would be a help. Now I know why I quit buying and selling 318's! I'll add 420's to that list next. But God! What a beast!
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