Question about 1992 Volkswagen Golf
Was told oil pump is in engine and I need to replace engine. Runs good for 30 miles or so then engine starts sputtering. No oil leaks but light and buzzer comes on and stays on. Already replaced sensor.
Posted by Magwag on May 09, 2009
I have an old 1992 vw golf, given to me for nothing, but unfortunately leaking oil & transmission fluid pretty constantly (but can't really afford to change it until it actually dies - which can't be long!) - so I check the levels & top up regularly.
3 months ago the oil warning came on suddenly & it was a gushing leak from an oil pressure switch. I was very close to a local garage, took it in & left it. They replaced the switch for me for £50.
Now the oil warning is coming on again intermittantly- but the oil levels are fine & the engine sounds as before - no black smoke!
I wonder if it would be worthwhile having the other switch changed - or is this problem terminal :-(
Get someone to check oil pressure with a mechanical gauge, to verify whether you have oil pressure or not. These engine/vehicles, have 2 warning sensors & a control module in the instrument panel. Once you know you have pressure for sure, then you can proceed from there.
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