Lets see if this flies here. I drive a 2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L. A couple weeks ago my oil pressure gauge would go from normal, drop all the way down causing the “Check Gauges” light to pop on, and then return back to normal. Sometimes it’ll stay low for a long amount of time, sometimes it dips down and immediately goes back to normal. I just topped my oil off and replaced the oil sensor. Now it’s not going up at all. Do I have a bad pump? Maybe a bad filter?
I’m aware going to a shop and having a professional would be the easiest course of action. Be a college student and all, that’d be stretching my wallet thin. Let’s avoid the obvious by not telling me to get a professional to look at it.