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GOLF 1.9 TD 1996

OIL LIGHT FLASHES AFTER 2000 REVS AND BUZZER COMES ON. TRIED 2 NEW OIL SWITCHES CHECKED WIRING AND CHANGED THE CLOCKS SO CAN YOU THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE. THANK YOU

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The light and buzzer are indicating low oil pressure and therefor if there is enough oil in th engine then you should have the oil pressure tested because you could have, amingst other things, a worn oil pump, a clogged strainer or a sticking oil filter check valve

Maybe you could try an oil and filter change using a good quality oil filter?

Very best regards

Geordie

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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