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I have a 2002 passat. In the last few days, the EPC light comes on while driving, and then at a stop, it sometimes dies. Today, it came on and then it said oil pressure stop motor. I checked oil and not a drop of oil on dip stick. Put 3 qts in and now it shows I have too much oil. What's going on?

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The electrnic power contro; is like a check engine light. there is a code . as the oil does sounds like a bad oil sending sensor is for the oil level. and as the level on the dip stick some times oil is so clean it is hard see on the stick

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It sound as it your oil pressure senser or the oil pump needs replacing.

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Change the oil! The 318Cu in V8 (5.2 liter) engine has a problem with sludge build up on the oil pump pickup tube screen. This engine requires oil changes at or before 3500 miles with a high detergent oil.

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your crankshaft positon sensor is defective. Replace it and the epc will never come back and no more dying out. this happened to me several times and it would just come and go. i replaced it and now the car starts right away and the epc light hasnt returned since

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