Question about 2003 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
I have a 2003 Volkswagon beetle. The oil light starts flashing after it's been running for about 15 or 20 minutes. The oil seems full but I'm not sure if full is the top off the x,s or at at the plastic piece further up the dip stick. It isn't making any noise like it's low on oil. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
The design of an oil pressure sensor must be tougher than rocket science; the failure rate is awful high for the simple task it performs.
This is a common failure and they are generally not terribly expensive to replace. They are supposed to make contact if the pressure falls below ~ 4 PSI, a level that pretty much tells you to STOP and add oil because at that pressure, there could already be some damage to bearing surfaces. The typical range is ~ 30-60 PSI for proper lubrication and (oil) cooling without blowing gaskets sealing the oil channels.
As you wrote, the engine isn't rattling; just replace the sensor.
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