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Oil light comes on when motor is hot but does not stay on goes off when you trun the motor off

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This problem sounds to me like the oil pressure sending unit. This is a fairly inexpensive part and not too difficult to change. You can usually find it right in the vicinity of the oil filter.

I hope this helps and let me know if I can be of further assistance! :)

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