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Oil sending unit replaced still have problem

I have a 2001 PT Cruiser with over 200,000 miles on it. Two days ago the oil pressure light popped on and ding'd a couple times. It did this 3 or 4 times. I took it to my local Dealer for service. Yhey charged me $100 Diagnostics Fee. They said I needed an oil sending unit. They tested the oil pressure and said there wasn't a problem. It cost me $325 for the repairs (had one or two small other things done). Today, my husband drives the car to work and after about an hour it did the same thing again. Mu first question is wouldn't the Diagnostics have told them where the problem was? My second questions is if the oil pressure is OK and the oil sending unit has been replaced - what else could be wrong? Thanks!

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Unfortunatly the dealer will not allways be upfront and completely honest with you about things like this.truth is the high milage is the reason the light comes on cause its got a lot of wear on the oil pump and an increase of gaps in all the places that the oil goes to.
if you would like that light to turn off all you will need to do is change your oil over to a high milage oil or even maybe a thicker weight oil or a straight weight a valvoline racing 40 or 50 weight.

hope this helps
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