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I have a 2003 Golf. Recently i did an oil change to it and switched from regular oil to synthetic. After acouple of minutes of driving on the highway i started to notice white smoke coming from the exhaust and the engine light turn on. After a minute of driving it went away. now the oil light periodically turns on and off. When i changed the oil the Dipstick funnel broke apart into pieces and its loose. Could that have something to do with this problem? please help. Thank you.

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Fix the dipstick funnel so you do not have oil dripping onto the exhaust causing white smoke. Some people delay fixing a bad oil pressure sender by running a thicker grade of oil. Synthetic oil tends to be thinner , from this you get benefits, in this case it probably exposed an oil sender that is in the process of going bad. If you put a new oil pressure sender in the motor(about$10) you should be able to fix the problem with the oil light.

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