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My oil pressure light is coming on while the car is idling. when i give gas it goes away. what could the problem be? I have just had an oil change

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Have the oil pressure sending unit checked to see if it is leaking,and the oil pressure checked to be sure the oil pressure is actually dropping.The oil sending unit could be bad,if not,rod,or main bearings could be worn,and causing the problem,make sure the correct weight oil is being used,then,you may have to go to a thicker weight oil,like 20w 50 and some lucas,if you do not wish to have the engine repaired.

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