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2004 VW Touareg, Low oil pressure stop engine now light

The Low oil pressure stop engine now light flashes on briefly as we slow down to 60Kh.  The oil is up and clean, no burning.  The engine is not overheating and there is no engine noise to indicate damage.  The dealer changed the oil pump claiming that it would solve the problem.  It didn't!  We have changed the oil sensors and still no improvement.  The dealer now wants to redo the bearings on the engine at our cost of course.  They claim it might works.  The dealer has put this car on their computer and it comes up with no pressure problems and yet they want to charge us $3000.00 after we have paid $2000.00 for the oil pump.  Help,  does anyone out there know whats going on.  I have had numerous other problems to many to list.  They still to continue to haunt me even after the issues have been addressed. Just as a note we continue to drive this SUV even with this problem and it drives and behaves as it should.  Lots of power and acceleration.

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  • claurie798 Mar 03, 2009

    Thanks. The service dept. at VW has checked the vehicle with a mechanical oil pressure gauge and then drove the vehicle. They claim that it took alot of tries before it showed up. They claimed that when it did manifest itself it was low pressure at about 60kmh.

    Which I have stated to them. It doesn't show itself all the time. So it is difficult. Is it not true that if the bearings are gone or need redoing, should this problem exist all the time, not just now and again. Should the engine have some other indication of this problem by now? The engine continues to sound O'K.

    Any other solutions or advise.

  • claurie798 Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks, I will do that and let you know if it works.

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Sounds like and electrical problem in the oil pressure sensor circuit. I wouldn't rebuild the engine just yet. Hook up a mechanical oil pressure gauge and drive the vehicle with the gauge on it so you know exactly what the oil pressure is.

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    Clint Smock Mar 04, 2009

    If it had bad main or rod bearings the oil pressure would be low at idle. And your does it under load. I think your suv has plugged oil drain back holes in the cylinder heads. The oil is pooling in the valve covers and not returning to the oil pan fast enough for the oil pump and the oil pump is sucking air. You should run this by the tech that is working on your problem. He will likey agree with me and pull the valve covers off the engine and check for this problem. Let me know if this works. Hope I helped. Good Luck.

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