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Oil pressure light comes on then goes off in 2003 VW Passat.

I also hear a new rattle which may be fan blades on a pump. I was thinking it may be the oil pump?

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  • dbreeden Jan 28, 2009

    I went to the VW dealer and had the oil changed he suggested it could be an oil pickup unit with possible sludge in the engine he also suggested a new oil pump but he seemed to think it was not a big deal. Sounds like a lot of money to me.

  • dbreeden Jan 28, 2009

    They did not tell me they checked the pressure. Is this something I can do?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    stop driving it... have the oil pressure checked and have you checked the level of the oil... also what colour is the oil and what colour is the exhaust smoke



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The top of my engine was completly replaced and 4 697$ later (3000km) my car still missfires, white smoke comes out of the engine (with a awefull smell) , my oil is dark eventhough it has been changed 3 weeks ago and a code is on P2279 - Intake Air System Leak. The problem is intermittent.


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It's expensive but not as expensive as replacing the engine... was the oil pressure checked ?


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    Roberta Smith Jan 28, 2009

    it's helpful in troubleshooting the problem. if you have an oil pressure guage yes you could ... dash light won't do it.



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