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Pls the low oil pressure indicator of my Audi A6 V6 car started displaying some 48hrs ago. I have been scared to drive the car since then in other not to get the engine damaged. I have cleaned out the oil like I do every 40days. Changed the filter. Checked the sensors. Made sure the oil pressure switch isn't licking and still it comes on. With the three chimes.mWhat do I do? Is the oil pressure switch bad and in need of replacement? Pls help me. If needed here is my email: Thanks!

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Hello Kemi1017,

Scared is good (unless you are independently wealthy).

It would be wonderful if your OIL SENSOR (pressure switch)
were suddenly bad... but that is not the way to BET YOUR MONEY.

More likely it is a problem with the OIL PUMP itself or
worse general wear condition of the engine (can't
even properly speculate without the year, mileage and
an operating history of the vehicle...
AUDI A6 spans decades... Quite a wonderful vehicle
(highly technical, diagnostics that predate industry
on-board diagnostic standards...
(See FACTORY specifications at bottom).

For my MONEY... (FREE services available)
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I would also attempt

Driving a vehicle without adequate oil pressure can
destroy the engine (easily).

If you are not into taking the ALARM seriously...
by all means keep shopping for an ALARM SWITCH
that will fail to tell you... "you are in serious trouble".

Hopefully the CLATTER of your engine will hold
your attention... until you properly address

TIMELY maintenance will hold down costs considerably.

Good luck.

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SOURCE: Low Oil pressure light in idle at stop

Depending on the amount of miles, maintenance records, or how hard the car has been driven either by a previous owner, or by yourself. The engine's main crankshaft bearings or the connecting-rod bearings could be excessively worn.

Also, it could very well be a wiring problem to the sensor and/or computer causing the problem.

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SOURCE: Low Oil Pressure and rough idle

Please understand, all I can offer you are suggestions, since I don't have access to hands on testing. You might first change oil and filter.
If going by the oil pressure guage, low oil pressure can mean worn crankshaft bearings, as the clearance between bearings and crankshaft is what determines oil pressure.
Of course a worn oil pump can cause the same problem.
You might want to connect an external oil pressure guage to the engine to verify the pressure reading.

The rough running at this point would be hard to pin poit.
Because I do not know the extent of the rust, I can suggest that you consider having it undercoated.

Again, I can only make suggestion because you need an absoluate diagnosis.

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SOURCE: 2000 Audi A4 quattro with abrupt gear shifting & low oil pressure

I hope that you had the proper weight oil installed, at your oil change. If your oil is up to the proper level, and it's rattling ,this is VERY bad. White smoke usually means steam in the exhaust, and that means a blown head gasket. Check your coolant level. I wouldn't drive it anymore......until someone knowledgeable can diagnose it!!!!!

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sounds like a faulty oil level sensor i,v replaced them in the past you need to get it checked first because the sensors aren,t cheap

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SOURCE: 1996 oldsmobile aurora oil pressure

The Aurora is a low pressure oil system. The only solution available at this time is to increase the oil weight. I went o straight 30W to solve the idle alarm issue. Some use 20W oil and that works too.
With 20W you will be at 80 to 90psi cold then drop to 20-30psi hot.
I first replaced the oil pressure gauge and it was worse. I put the original back in and it was better. Then went to 30W and all is fine.
Running it that way for a few years now.

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