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VW Passat 2.0t 90k i got low oil pressure warning


Hi. Check that the earth strap to the oil sensor is not broken. this is common. if it is ok then proceed with an oil pressure check

Jan 14, 2014 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

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I have low oil engine pressure and now my car will not start. Mechanic saying I need a new engine. Should there be a pressure switch on this car some where? The car is a 2004 Passat.


if the low oil pressure did not affect your engine-I hope so- you only need to change oil pump and don't try to start engine before that, hope that this help you.

Apr 06, 2011 | 2004 Volkswagen Passat

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Passat 2006 2.0 tdi 140 engine won't start dash warning says either "engine fault, garage" or "low oil pressure".


Exhaust pressure sensor a possibility if it has a DPF (diesel particulate filter). Has it had its fuel pump recall, the oil pressure light could be just the constant cranking and running the battery low.

Apr 12, 2010 | 2006 Volkswagen Passat

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Oil pressure light in 01 vw passat


CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL SOUND LIKE LOW OIL LEVEL.CHANGE OIL IF IT HAS BEEN OVER 3000 MILES OR OIL LOOKS DIRTY CHANGE IT.IF OIL CHANGE DONT HELP HAVE OIL PRESSURE CHECK TO SEE IF OIL PUMP GOING BAD OR YOU HAVE A FAULTY OIL PRESSURE GAUGE.

Mar 20, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

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Need to change the oil pressure sqitch on a vw passat


Hi before you do an oil change try seafoam in the engine oil. this can sometimes fix the problems you are having, I used seafoam in engine oil and fuel and breather line and ran engine for 100 miles, but don't run hard, and its cleaned all the sump and oil veins in the engine, as checked with a scope looking though the oil sump plug. it did a really good job, my engine is a bit older than yours 1994. oil sensor is at the bottom of the engine on the sump. pressure sensor is above the oil filter it has a single wire conection
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Jun 12, 2017 | 1998 Volkswagen Passat

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Not enough oil pressure to run turbo keeps burning it out 99 passat 1.8


Oil pressure at idle should be 2 bar and at 2000 rpm 3 - 4.5 bar. Verify the engine oil pressure.

The 1.8t engines have problems with sludge because of the turbo scorching the oil. If engine oil pressure is good you may want to clean or replace the oil supply and return lines and the turbo.

Oct 30, 2009 | 1999 Volkswagen Passat

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Low oil pressure light comes on and goes off


the noise is the chain tensioner in the cylinder head between the two camshafts. it is a job for a proffesional shop. the 1.8t passats had an oiling problem and were fixed with a larger oil filter. some times you have to remove the oilpan and replace the oil pickup tube.

Jan 28, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Passat

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Oil pressure stop motor


My 2003 1.8L Passat at 62K indicated Oil Pressure, Stop Engine. I had been low on oil for longer than I realized, though the car didn't indicate to me anything. I added a quart 5-40 synthetic as usual, and about 300 miles mid way on a road trip is when the warning lit up!
I had been to the dealer last year and there was a mention of sludge developing in these cars. They suggested I bring it in to remove sludge but life got busy, and it never happened. Evidently this model Passat is notorious for this oil sludge problem.
My Passat needed a new oil pump $800 later half way between destination and home. Luckily I was in a town with a 30 VW mechanic who was very good. The sludge (carbon deposits) had blocked pump pickup. Oil level was good. The computer didn't show anything, but the oil pressure test discovered PSI went down when RPM's went up. Not good.
This problem is very serious as it has ruined engines. I guess I was lucky in the fact that nothing else was damaged. So you may look into this build up. It sounds terribly familiar.

Dec 14, 2008 | 2003 Volkswagen Passat

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