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I changed my oil about 300 miles ago, and now I'm getting a nonstop "Low Oil Pressure" Warning.

Have any other EB owners experienced this? I checked my dipstick and it was fine, and I don't think I have any leaks. My car has been jumping RPMs weirdly every now and then (like when I slow down it'll jump from 3k to 2k).

I thought it was a computer issue, but now I'm thinking it could also be my oil filter. I'm not sure.
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I changed my oil about 300 miles ago, and now I'm getting a nonstop "Low Oil Pressure" Warning.

Have any other EB owners experienced this? I checked my dipstick and it was fine, and I don't think I have any leaks. My car has been jumping RPMs weirdly every now and then (like when I slow down it'll jump from 3k to 2k).

I thought it was a computer issue, but now I'm thinking it could also be my oil filter. I'm not sure.
Not running a Fram filter are you?
 
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Not running a Fram filter are you?
It was a new brand that I don't usually get, but I don't think it was a FRAM.

I can check once I'm at my buddies garage since I can't really check for the exact brand at the moment.
 

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only use motorcraft filters ,you have a colapsed filter and are starving the car for oil ...
 

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Oil filters are designed to bypass when the pressure drop across the filter media goes above 12 psi such as the media collapsing. As a matter of fact the filter bypasses on every cold startup to ensure the engine is not starved for oil. Doubt the cause of the low oil pressure reading is a collapsed filter.

Motorcraft filters are a good choice but they are nothing special. They are just a rebranded Purolator filter.

FWIW, In the last year I have had two Motorcraft oil filters that leaked.
 

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Oil filters are designed to bypass when the pressure drop across the filter media goes above 12 psi such as the media collapsing. As a matter of fact the filter bypasses on every cold startup to ensure the engine is not starved for oil. Doubt the cause of the low oil pressure reading is a collapsed filter.

Motorcraft filters are a good choice but they are nothing special. They are just a rebranded Purolator filter.

FWIW, In the last year I have had two Motorcraft oil filters that leaked.
Youre right, I completely forgot about that. I think its a false alarm personally, or OP is about to have an ejected rod.
 
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Youre right, I completely forgot about that. I think its a false alarm personally, or OP is about to have an ejected rod.
What did you use for your oil? Should I get another oil change (maybe not do it myself this time)?

Do I need a new part? The Ford Dealership isn't taking people t'ill the Oct. 15th, and I need the car pretty badly.
 

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only use motorcraft filters ,you have a colapsed filter and are starving the car for oil ...

I don't know WIX seems to be an excellent choice .
 

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I changed my oil about 300 miles ago, and now I'm getting a nonstop "Low Oil Pressure" Warning.

Have any other EB owners experienced this? I checked my dipstick and it was fine, and I don't think I have any leaks. My car has been jumping RPMs weirdly every now and then (like when I slow down it'll jump from 3k to 2k).

I thought it was a computer issue, but now I'm thinking it could also be my oil filter. I'm not sure.
I would change whatever filter you used to a OEM motorcraft ASAP in case it might harm something. Spending another $30-$40 for peace of mind is a lot cheaper than a new motor. Do not drive the car in the meantime until you change the filters out.
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