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Oil pressure low stop engine keeps coming on, in my 06 chevy impala and stays on until I turn the car off. When I start back driving it comes on with in minutes and stays on. after 5 minutes of driving you could smell the burnt oil after stoping it seems I put a quart of oil in my car a week. what is the cause of this?

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Your oil pump is bad ,,,you need to get it to a mechanic before you lock up your motor

Posted on Oct 18, 2013

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    mikadot Oct 18, 2013

    It sounds more serious than just an oil pump if the oil you are adding is dissappearing. Do not start that engine until this is fixed. you could sieze the engine and have to have the whole engine block replaced. maybe it is already too late so have a mechanic look at it.

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SOURCE: OIL PRESSUE LOW

At some point, your engine is registering low oil pressure and warning you the oil pressure is insufficient to lubricate the engine properly.

How does the engine know this? What causes it? Excellent questions. The engine 'knows' this because there is one or more sensors that read the oil pressure all the time. The sensors report to the computer which reports to you. They could be faulty. On the other hand, there could be times when oil pressure IS low. Your oil pump may be mal-functioning. Normally, I would expect the oil pump to either do its job properly or NOT do it properly but not act intermittently. It may warrant being checked by a professional. Another reason for this condition could be the oil itself, though you report you just had it changed. Presumably, whom ever did the change put in the proper oil grade, service and weight, recommended by GM.

Another thought, is this warning seen by you immediately after you start the car? If yes, it is normal for oil to take a second or two to build the proper pressure, particularly in cold weather. Where I am at, it is cold. Oil doesn't like to move when it is cold (like me) so it takes a bit of time to get up pressure (like me).

If this continues, you may want to have this problem looked at by a professional, as I said.

Thanks for your interest in FixYa.com

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At some point, your engine is registering low oil pressure and warning you the oil pressure is insufficient to lubricate the engine properly.

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