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Low oil lamp lit when car started/oil is full/happens after car sits

Lamp doesn't light if car is started within a 15 minute period

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Reset the oil light, the instructions will be in your owner's manuel

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

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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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SOURCE: Oil light comes on and the engine begins to make a knocking sound

how much oil is left in the engine ?
the smoke was probaly oil burning,the knocking could be from low oil pressure,this could be very bad.check the oil and coolant levels and repost and let me know how they are.if any oil shows on the dipstick smell it and see if it smells burnt.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: 91 vw golf will not stay running after 15 minutes

You are losing oil pressure, this means your oil pump is probably out. Don't drive it anymore until you can get that repaired. It's shutting down because it's siezing up. You need the extra power to jump it because the piston rings and wall are sticking together, let it all cool down and the rings contract and loosens up. Allowing the engine to turn.

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SOURCE: Low oil pressure light goes on until car warms up. Oil level is good

The oil pressure sending unit has gone bad. I sending unit is just above the oil filter and you can get to it from the top. When you face the Engine look down towards the oil filter, the oil pressure sending unit is just above that and it looks like a cylinder with two wires coming from it. If you don't see it, it's right between the exhaust manifold and oil filter.
If you go to Auto Zone or Parts Source, they'll have the oil pressure sending unit and the step by step instructions, When installing the new sensor. Do not use teflon tape or any sealant, the sensor is tapered and need's the good ground from the engine to give you right readings.
Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on May 11, 2009

dttech
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SOURCE: the check gage light is

If the engine is not knocking or rattling when this is happening, you most likely have a bad oil pressure sending unit.

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