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Re: VW Golf MK 5 GT Tdi 140: Oil pressure warning light flashes on for last few weeks, intermittently, checked oil level and is fine. It only seems to happen when driving on long straight road, [engine warm at about 2000rpm [in 5th/6th gear]] So that would equate to about 70/80mph. Just had boost pipe changed since there was a split in it, and oil filter changed, wondering if it is blocked pickup pipes or somethinglike that or oil pump? I've taken undertray off and there was a drop of oil I wiped off sump.. Cheers Dave

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When there's something wrong with the brake pressure that handbrake warning light comes on.

The ESP warning light could be caused by a lot of things, but most likely it's a dirty fuel filter. Don't take my word for it though, just go to the VW dealer and have it read the faultcodes from the ECU, which should point you/them in the right direction.

Alternatively, when you have the right equipment (= VAGCOM + cable) and knowledge, you or a friend yould diagnose the ECU yourself.

From the sounds of it, you'll need a small service (air filter and oil filter change, etc.) anyways. Don't forget to reset the ECU (or dis- and reconnect the battery) afterwards to erase the faultcode from memory (when there's still something wrong, it'll return soon enough).

You might get lucky with a small service :)

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Hi Binny, The oil pressure sender unit should be close to the oi filter housing. If memory serves if should be in front of the engine (with you looking into the engine compartment from the front of the car. Regards John

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Hi Binny, The oil pressure sender unit should be close to the oi filter housing. If memory serves if should be in front of the engine (with you looking into the engine compartment from the front of the car. Regards John

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Don't ignore it. An oil pressure warning light (or low gauge reading) means one of two things: either your engine has dangerously low oil pressure (for a variety of reasons which we'll get to in a minute), or the oil pressure sending unit that triggers the warning light (or operates your gauge) has failed.
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When there's something wrong with the brake pressure that handbrake warning light comes on.

The ESP warning light could be caused by a lot of things, but most likely it's a dirty fuel filter. Don't take my word for it though, just go to the VW dealer and have it read the faultcodes from the ECU, which should point you/them in the right direction.

Alternatively, when you have the right equipment (= VAGCOM + cable) and knowledge, you or a friend yould diagnose the ECU yourself.

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You might get lucky with a small service :)

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