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VW Passast low oil - light came on - ok to drive?

Hi! I know I am past due on my oil change for my 99 VW Turbo Passat and my oil light just came on. Is it ok to drive a few miles to the gas station for oil? Or will my engine get damaged...I have had a new turbo charger so I am petrified to do anything that could damage my car, it is has had a lot of problems!

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    i change the oil in my car and the oil light know stays on but before when i step on the gas was when the light used to come on not when i drove it regulary

  • bob6436 Feb 01, 2009

    oil light is coming on but its full of oil making no unusual noises at 115,000 miles. went through a lot of snow lately and rubbed bottom on snow Is the sensor subject to grounding out ?

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NO NO NO! do not drive anywhere with the oil light on! your engine will more than likely be ruined if you do this, these engines are sensitive as it is and i would not suggest missing oil changes from now on bc a sludge problem develops quickly and will cost you around $8000 The person who answered first obviously knows nothing about cars! That light is not for changing your oil, it means there is low or no oil pressure!

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If you are not driving far no problem. If you are just put a quart of oil in it until you get to the station.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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