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X5 oil pressure light comes on when the car is idling is it ok to drive

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It is not ok to drive. it will may damage your engine severely. check for the problem, it must come on when lube oil is less that required. so make sure lube oil is to the level. other issue to come that light include faulty lube pressure sensor or its wiring

Posted on Feb 10, 2014

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SOURCE: Oil pressure light on at idle

Don't delay on this. Take the vehicle in and have the oil pressure sensor checked. It could be just the sensor or it could be something more serious. A drop in oil pressure could lead to catastrophic engine failure.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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SOURCE: OIL PRESSURE LIGHT COMES ON AND PRESSURE GOES TO 0 ON GAUGE

Any time the oil pressure is 0 you take a chance of locking up the motor. The only way to know for sure is to put a pressure gauge in the oil pressure sending unit port on the engine and see what the pressure really is. At that point you will either have the peace of mind in the knowledge that the sending unit is really bad and needs replacement or you can then contact a repair shop and tell them what your testing has revealed. I wouldn't drive or run your truck while the oil pressure is at zero.

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Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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SOURCE: OIl pressure light flickers

change the oil pressure switch or the wrong oil

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Oil Pressure Light Comes On after 10 min of Driving

You may not have put the right amount of oil in your car, your oil pressure sensor could be faulty, or you may have a leak.

By revving your engine, you're increasing the pressure and thus turning off the light and making the sensor think that it's at the correct pressure.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: oil light comes on at idle, goes off when driving, oil level full

change oil pressure switch it' should be near the oil filter

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