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Engine oil indicator blinking

I have a volkwagen jetta 1.8T.The engine oil indicator light blinks and I had to change the oil and the filter thinking the oil had over stayed. But the problem still persist however, I notice that the oil is not circulating properly when I start the engine and open the oil cap the top was very dry.

Please kindly advise.

Rgds,
Tj

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Sounds like it could be a sludge issue which can be caused from using the incorrect oil. It is a very specific synthetic type of oil that VW suggests and when you don't use it the engine can actually 'gunk' up and cause turbo failure. (This problem happened when a non-vw dealer sold me my car with the wrong type of synthetic in it and my turbo seized) 
Google: "1.8t specific oil"

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

Oil pump may be faulty, dont drive around you could burn out and seize up your engine

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