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Oil pressure light comes on intermittently, often after getting up to normal operating temp. Goes off when engine revs. No knocking, runs fine, oil changed...still comes on. 160,000 miles.

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Try running a higher viscosity oil.
Instead of 5w30 (W stands for winter or cold viscosity) try a 10W30 or maybe more like a 20W50 the higher number is when the oil heats up.
You may try and add a can of No-Smoke or STP oil additive since you recently changed oil.

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