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oil sentry question

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12-19-10, 08:16 AM   #1  
oil sentry question

I have a Kohler CV18S tractor engine with oil sentry protection. question: if the oil sentry detects low engine oil, does the oil sentry kill ignition or does it kill power to the starter motor or both?

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12-19-10, 08:23 AM   #2  
It would ground the ignition, which is pretty simple to do.

The starter would require a current break, as opposed to a grounding and would be more involved given the common switch you're working with. So not sure about the starter.

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12-19-10, 02:36 PM   #3  
Least all of the oil sentries I have dealt with will allow the engine to crank but will not allow for spark.

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