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With my 1992 volkswagen cabriolet when the engine is at an idle the oil light comes on but only flickers. When you rev the engine the oil light turns itself off. This problem only occurs after the engine has been running for about half an hour and has had time to warm up. But the engine itself isnt overheating, or even getting close to it.

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the oil pressure is weak, simply use regular (not synthetic) 20/50 oil in warmer months. The problem with the light won't come back. For cooler months use regular 10/30 oil.

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Buy a SEAFOAM OIL SLUDGE treatment kit and follow directions.

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