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Oil light is on 1982 911 SC Targa

I was driving earlier today and the oil warning light came on on the dashboard. The oil pressure was fine and I checked the oil level, that was fine also. Why else would the light come on?

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  • davidle694 Dec 28, 2008

    Its David again. Given that the oil pressure and level are fine, is it dangerous to drive the car with the oil warning light illuminated?

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The oil pressure sending unit could be bad

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