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Low oil pressure cause

Low oil pressure message keep coming on along with oil light

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Well after you turn it off unscrew the oil cap and look to see if the lifters are freshly wet plus my 96 850 turbo burns oil like crazy, i check it every saturday and always need to add at least half quart depending on how much i drove you would be surprised. so it might be low its not a bad thing for them to burn oil as long as you keep it full, i use valvoline high milege 10-30 oil all year. if its full and oiled then it may be a faulty reading

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    Azhar Mastan Jun 26, 2014

    The oil pressure pump in the crankcase is showing the sign of failure. Get it replaced or else your conrod bearings and crankshaft bearings will be burnt and will be very costly. This is due to clogging of the pump by carbons. Frequent oil change as recommended to be followed.

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