My husband hit a pot hole and busted the oil pan. After he fixed the oil pan my oil light would not go off, and when I check it it's full. After driving it like this for 2 days it started to make a really loud knocking noise and getting hot. After it started this I parked it, and now I have no clue what to do. Do you think that after he smashed the oil pan it pressed up against the oil pump causing it to stop working? Maybe that is why the oil light will not go off because the motor is not getting any oil.
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Re: My oil light is coming on, but the oil is full.
Did he inspect the oil pick-up tube before putting new pan on? If the old pan was caved in roughly where pick-up tube would be in pan. it may have bent it up to a point where it doesn't **** up the oil, or the tube could be cracked above the oil level & sucking more air, than oil.
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I'm afraid the prognosis is terminal - the cost of replacing the motor exceeds the vehicles value. I'm certain serious damage occurred deep in the motor and you need to replace it. Oil cannot come out unless there is an exit - mainly a hole in the side of the block or cylinder head, most commonly the block, or a part of the motor made a hole through the oil pan - either way I think your motor is toast.The stall was that part coming off the motor and causing the hole for the oil to exit, which also seized the motor. Sorry to bring you bad news, but You'd be best served to shop for a new car and sell that one for scrap.
If the oil pan has the hole in it a new oil pan with gasket will cost you around $120.
However you can probably just remove the old pan and have it repaired. Any welding shop can repair a hole in your pan and may be able to repair it on the engine without removing it if the hole is tiny. You will still need to buy a new gasket if you have to remove the pan, so if you can get it repaired for less than $90 you will be money ahead. You may also be able to find a used oil pan at your local auto salvage yard.
If is loosing oil too fast the light will come up,because oil pump won't compesate for oil pressure lost without proper oil level.Anyhow,i'm thinking oil pan has bad gasket or, or possibly could be hole in the pan.It happens when small rock on the road hits pan so hard it will make a hole.Cheap materials like Magnesium sulfate that are commonly used on VW's these days are just not quality.Hope I could help you.
generally when the light comes on in this fashion it indicates low oil. when you check the oil ... put the dipstick in one way... pull it out .. check the level... then turn the blade of the dipstick around so the other side is facing you... reinsert it into the hole and check it again... make sure the dipstick is completely seated in the pipe. i'm not sure i've ever heard of it but the baffle inside the oil pan may have broken (this prevents the oil sloshing front or back when you brake)