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2004 4 cylinder escape oil light comes on when starting car and stays on for 5 seconds after start. is that normal?

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No
it should go out as soon as the engine starts or go out while cranking is in progress
it indicates an oil filter without a anti-drain back valve ( el cheapo), worn hydraulic followers, worn rocker bushes, worn big ends and mains and oli grade too light ( higher viscosity needed )
first step in the checking process is to go to an accredited service shop and have the oil pressure tested with a mechanical gauge to check if the oil pressure sender unit is still good of a problem
that gauge reading will identify where the problem most likely is

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