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Gauges say no pressure in engine 1995 vw golf

Was told oil pump is in engine and I need to replace engine. Runs good for 30 miles or so then engine starts sputtering. No oil leaks but light and buzzer comes on and stays on. Already replaced sensor.

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  • lisaannedwar Dec 19, 2008

    First VW said to change engine. They maintained the car for 10 years. They changed the sensors. I took it to personal mechanic and he had me run it hot. When he put gauge on... zero pressure. (did this twice) He said change engine. Is the oil pump built into the engine? ...thats what I was told anyways.

  • kfoxe Jan 27, 2009

    The dipstick on the Golf gets all chewed up and for some reason those parts can fall into the oil screen (over the oilpan) and it can cause the engine light to go on. Have you tried accelerating when the engine light goes on? You may just need to change out the switches near the oil pump -- that seemed to work for me.

  • rhysburford7 Apr 28, 2009

    I have a 1995 golf gti that appears to leak oild through the sensor/switch on the oil filter. I have replaced the sensor/switch and this has solved the problem, however the oil warning light that never came on previously when i was low on oil, automatically comes on over 2000rpm and does not go off

  • Magwag May 09, 2009

    I have an old 1992 vw golf, given to me for nothing, but unfortunately leaking oil & transmission fluid pretty constantly (but can't really afford to change it until it actually dies - which can't be long!) - so I check the levels & top up regularly.

    3 months ago the oil warning came on suddenly & it was a gushing leak from an oil pressure switch. I was very close to a local garage, took it in & left it. They replaced the switch for me for £50.

    Now the oil warning is coming on again intermittantly- but the oil levels are fine & the engine sounds as before - no black smoke!

    I wonder if it would be worthwhile having the other switch changed - or is this problem terminal :-(

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    engine will not start.the injecktors tested ok sileve seal good desiel filter good oil ow 30 good



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There are two pressure switches. One for oil pressure and one for a dirty oil filter. Are you sure you've changed the right switch. If car drives for 30 mls it doesn't sound like you need an engine. The spluttering is likely to be completely unrelated to the oil warning I suspect.

Cheers John

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

  • John Muir Dec 20, 2008

    Oil pump can be got at when oil pan is removed. However if you have been running engine with no pressure I'd suspect the big end must be knocking by now. If so engine will need overhaul. If not it may be the pump or oil pressure relief valve thatis sticking. Surprised engine has survived your many road tests in this condition.




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