Question about 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
I have a 1.8T 2001 VW Beetle, the oil light began flashing with the buzzer I took it right to a garage who checked oil etc and all was ok, the light dissapeared but returned a few days later........ Off to the garage again, who couldnt find a fault.... Whilst driving today It happened again but this time with a 'clunking' noise from the engine. I was recovered by the AA who suggested a oil pressure fault and took it to a local garage. Can anybody help me more with this? Being Female I don't want the garage thinking they can take me for a ride........
It sounds like the oil pump stopped pumping.. that's unfortunate. Because if it did. And you took it to a shop. 9 times out of 10... they will want to rebuild the motor. And I'm sorry to say.. but the best thing to do is to get out from under that car.. because everything is TREMENDOUSLY expensive to repair.
Posted on Apr 22, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Engine management fault
this is going to sound nuts but its true.if your brakelight switch is defective that light will flash.
see if you brake lights are working.if it is automatic trans you will notice the shifter will not always release when you depress brake pedal.
if its not brakelight switch get it autoscaned with a VAG.com
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
have you done an oil change lately? If so did you doit yourself or was it done by a shop? I would check to see that the corret oil has been used fior your vehicle, I would also double check that the correct oil filter has been used. also on the open end of the oil filter that attaches to the car is a rubber " O " ring, I would remove the filter that is on there now and check to see that the O-ring from the old filter was not left behind.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
The oil pump is relatively easy to change with the engine in situ if it is (commonly) at fault,
Get an oil pressure gauge with a pipe and brass fitting ready on, (borrow or buy cheap from boy racer shop), unscrew the sensor (or ask the garage to for a £5) and plug it directly into the sensor hole after you've been for a run.. When warm, mine sits about 40 at motorway speeds, ten at tickover.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL SOUND LIKE LOW OIL LEVEL.CHANGE OIL IF IT HAS BEEN OVER 3000 MILES OR OIL LOOKS DIRTY CHANGE IT.IF OIL CHANGE DONT HELP HAVE OIL PRESSURE CHECK TO SEE IF OIL PUMP GOING BAD OR YOU HAVE A FAULTY OIL PRESSURE GAUGE.
Posted on Mar 22, 2010
Have you checked your thermostat. Some cars do not have gauges for all componants of the car located on the dash board. A bad thermostat could drive the oil pressure gauge up, if there is not a coolant level gauge on the dash board.
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
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