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The oil pressure light keeps flashing in my 1990 Volswagen Cabrio

The oil pressure light keeps flashing in my 1990 cabriolet. The oil is clean and full.

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Either the engine oil pump is worn, or the engine oil filter is clogged.
This happened on my 1997 Cadillac Deville. After changing the oil and filter, and putting the proper viscosity oil in, the problem immediately ceased.

Good luck on this one.

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