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What does it mean when you are driving and everything is fine, you turn a corner and then your oil pressure drops way down and then comes back up and starts bouncing? It was fine all day and then all of the sudden. It doesn't do it all of the time either. Sometimes there is not problem at all.
 

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What does it mean when you are driving and everything is fine, you turn a corner and then your oil pressure drops way down and then comes back up and starts bouncing? It was fine all day and then all of the sudden. It doesn't do it all of the time either. Sometimes there is not problem at all.
How much oil is in the pan currently? I would check that first. When you turn, oil can be pushed to either side due to gravitational forces. When there isn't enough oil underneath the pickup, it will cavitate. Check your oil level first.
 

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Did you check the oil level? If the oil level is low, the pickup could have been exposed, which would have caused a loss of suction. That would be the drop in oil pressure. While it has no suction, an air pocket forms, then when suction is attained again, the air pocket is pushed through the system ahead of the oil, and will eventually become bubbles, which would cause the pressure to jump around.
 

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I never knew mine had dropped out. When I was wailing on it I was watching the road, not the oil gage. It all depends on how much oil you carry in your crankcase I guess.

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I would drop the pan and investigate. It may not have fallen off but is loose and swinging free in one direction.
 
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