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I have a 2000 VW Golf 1.8L Automatic with an oil light that keeps coming on. We've replaced the pump, cleaned the pick up, and done several oil changes with new filters, but that pesky light and alarm keeps coming on. What can we do? It comes on when the car is cold and then again about 15 minutes into driving.

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