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Oil over flow through the exhaust . Engine sign is showing

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If you have oil especially liquid out the exhaust chances are the motor needs a rebuild. It would likely need top and bottom overhaul. Warning light comes on usually when less than 1L of oil left for a normal engine. Yes there are sometimes other causes of oil loss like faulty breathers but without knowing car specifics or history hard to further comment.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

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    If you have oil especially liquid out the exhaust chances are the motor needs a rebuild. It would likely need top and bottom overhaul. Warning light comes on usually when less than 1L of oil left for a normal engine. Yes there are sometimes other causes of oil loss like faulty breathers but without knowing car specifics or history hard to further comment.

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You either have a loose/worn engine bearing or a worn out oil pump, do not drive the car this way, you will cause serious damage to the whole engine. A oil switch is for a light, it turns on the light when oil pressure falls below about 10 PSI, a sending unit is for a guage that shows oil pressure with a scale, it may have numbers on the guage or just green and red, or high and low.

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SOURCE: showing exhaust sign on the dashboard

could be a exhaust leak

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SOURCE: oil light comes on. Oil pressure guage shows good

you could have a faulty engine oil level sensor.

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SOURCE: vilvo s40 serviced in june; engine oil warning

most definitely the cylinder head gasket is gone.the oil does not just disappear,it finds its way to the radiator,i.e. mixes with the water.unplug the rediator cap with care(when the engine is cold)and u will see some kind of sludge,creamy colour,which confirms that the cylinder head gasket is burnt.u need an engineer to do the job for u.

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SOURCE: engine oil light comes on at idle, oil level ok

Increasing the weight of the oil by a shade will get rid of the problem, and adding a high-zinc motor oil will eliminate any possibility of sludge in the pan (with proper oil changes). However, as mentioned before, it is a band-aid fix. It will work indefinitely, if you are diligent with changing your oil every 3000 miles. Use 3.8 quarts of Rotella T 15w-40, add one quart of Lucas oil stabilizer, and use a WIX filter with an anti-drainback valve (which isn't really necessary since the filter hangs upside-down on a 2.7, but it's a good habit to use one on everything you drive). Do not use a Fram filter, Valvoline oil, or STP... or anything else. The three I mentioned above are the only ones to use, and DO NOT USE SYNTHETIC OIL/ADDITIVES. I bought a 2004 Intrepid for the whopping sum of $250 that had the oil light/idle/low RPM issue because the owner was told by Sternberg Chrysler Center in Jasper, Indiana that the engine was going to grenade in short order. He wasn't going to pay them in excess of $2000 to replace the engine. I've put tons of miles on it since, and absolutely NO sign of the light, even now with the 2/1 Oxygen Sensor bad (which lowers the idle down to 600 instead of 750-800 where it should be). I'd trust the car cross-country. It's an expensive oil change at around $40 instead of $20 with cheap components, but what's saving your engine worth to you? A heck of a lot, I'd hope!

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