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96 eclipse oil light comes on an off when driveing new oil pump gaskets oil level is good what could it be ?i just had engine rebuilt if its a bad sensor could it harm mortor if i keep driveing it even if i keep an eye on my oil level?

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It the oil pressure sending unit is bad it will not harm the engine, chances are the problem is the oil press sending unit, replace it.

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