Question about 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
It can be either electrical short or mechanical trouble. Have the oil pressure test done on the car at two different sites - one in the engine block near the valve cover and another in the top of oil filter housing. If the pressure is in the normal range, then it's electrical short. If it isn't in the normal range, it is either something is blocking the oil from circulating or needs bearing replacement.
A quick (but not accurate) test would be to have the car running and check the oil level. If the oil level remains constant, then the oil might not be circulating (which is why manuals often say check the oil when the engine is not running). Be careful not to drive it if it looks like that the oil isn't circulating because it could lead to serious damage (in other words, engine rebuilding with bearing replacement).
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
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