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6 Things That Will Cause A Low Oil Pressure Warning In Your Airplane

It's not something you want to see in the cockpit of your airplane, a low oil pressure warning. Here are some possible causes.

1) Defective Oil Pump


2) Worn Bearings

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3) Faulty Oil Pressure Relief Valve

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4) Low Oil Level


5) Clogged Oil Line

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6) Extremely Cold Oil

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What else could cause a low oil pressure warning? Tell us in the comments below.

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Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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