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Old 05-08-2011, 02:11 AM
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Oil Light

I did a search and it seems to be either my oil pressure switch or a loose wire. Here's the problem.. My oil light goes on when i get to a red light and goes away after i rev it. I was wondering if it's ok to drive the car until i get a chance to change the switch. Will it damage my car? thanks
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Re: Oil Light

I had a problem when I braked hard my oil light would go on then off. Turns out I pretty much burned all my oil. Did an oil change and it fixed that issue...
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Re: Oil Light

Well oil pressure is created by the oil pump which is driven by the crankshaft. So at idle you're car is not creating enough oil pressure (btw, oil pressure=single most important thing on a car besides oil level when it comes to longevity) but when you rev it it the light goes away. Well ya, that's because when you rev it you're causing the oil pump to spin faster and create more pressure, which shuts the light off.

If the switch worked. But they're known for going bad, so check the oil pressure switch wire, its right near the oil filter. Could just be loose, could be faulty. You might also want to check and make sure you have enough oil first...
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Re: Oil Light

my oil light came on once when i spun out
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