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VW Golf Mk4 1.4 16v Oil Light Warning on Dash

Hi I have VW Gold Mk4 1.4 16v with 80k on the clock and the Red Oil light comes on after about 3/4 miles, it buzzes and flashes and then it'll go off and then come back on again. The oil Level is spot on on the dipstick...can anyone give me a clue?

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Measure your oil at normal operating temp, without the engine running of course. This will give you a more accurate reading once the oil has circulated in the system.

The system works like this:

  • With the ignition on, the oil pressure indicator light on the dash should come on and flash. Once the engine is started, the light should go out and stay out as long as the engine is running.
  • If the oil pressure drops below approximately 0.3 bar or 5 psi when the engine is running below 2000 rpm, the light will flash.
  • If the oil pressure drops below approximately 1.8 bar or 27 psi when the engine is running above 2000 rpm for more than 3 seconds, the indicator light will flash and the buzzer will sound.
If either this two warnings occur:
  • The engine should be switched off immediately and the oil level should be checked.

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Were do i fine oil pressure swich on a 1.4 16v mk4 1998golf

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