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I replaced GASKET on the oil filter mount,the GASKET was paper thin.when I tighten down bolts,not using a lot of force the shaft with the gears are on would not turn.I put on a thicker GASKET and everything seemed ok.I primed oil filter by using petroleum gel.Now when the car runs in park or not using gas pedal or breaking for stop the oil light comes on.what should I do?

You should attache a mechanical gauge where the oil sender is and read the actual pressure.  Oil pressure switches that activate a light can be
set anywhere from 3 to 20 psi depending on what the engineers specify. Once you know the real pressure at idle, you  can make a better

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Post war Alfa-Romeo sold in the USA. 1958 on FIATs sold in the USA. Cannot answer questions on vehicles outside of the USA.


Dealership mechanic on both marques. Plus many factory schools.

Was on allexperts for Alfa-Romeo in the past.

taught fuel injection for awhile

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