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I just did a head job on my 1990 honda accord and i put new timming belts and water punp on it to im not sure if the oil light was on before cause i bought it from a freind after he blow the head gasket i dont remmember un pluging the sencor but i had to plug it back up but the problem is the oil light comes on and flickers and sometimes it stays on but it doint effect the motor the check engine light is on to i wounder if the timing on the oil pump is realy that big a deal or is it a bad unit thanks scott

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If it flickers that means it is just a bad electrical connection.

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