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My stop light keeps coming up with the problem oil pressure,i have a golf gti turbo

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    Frank Fernandez May 11, 2010

    How's the oil level in the engine, what does it show on the dip stick?

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Get the oil pressure tested with an outside gauge. If you run short of oil pressure, turbo and engine will suffer, as you know....

If you are actually short on pressure, you would need to investigate further, usually no good answers there....

But commonly a transducer fails and gives wrong readings, hope for this result

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Check for correct oil level. If this is correct remove the oil light switch and check oil pressure with a pressure gauge. If it shows a low reading do NOT run engine. Possible oil pump of crankshaft bearing failure.
If gauge gives a good pressure reading, 40 psi at 3000 rpm when engine is hot, replace the oil pressure switch and all should be fine.
John

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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Oil pump broken, or oil sensor on control panel faulty. First option more likely, contact a mechanic and have oil pump checked, do not use the car, as you can damage the engine.

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SOURCE: oil pressure light comes on in my golf gti mk4

these can be many things, lets start by having your oil level where it should be, if it is ok then buy a cheap mechanical oil pressure indicator, take off the original oil pressure sending unit, and connect the mechanical unit start the engine and check oil pressure it should be at idle between 20 and 30 psi and once you increase rpm it should go above 50 if its not inside these values your oil pump most be defective, your rod our main bearings are worn our you have a clogged oil pick up inside the engine,hope it helps and hope is only a faulty oil pressure unit

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