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Oil pressure light

Im having problems with my 94 golf 2.0 engine. the oil level is fine but when I'm driving around the oil pressure light starts to come on intermittenly then it stays on for a while then shuts off again. Can anyone help me out here?

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  • Marc0427 Dec 10, 2008

    I have a 1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI. While driving it the Oil Pressure light started beeping and flashing, I consulted the manual which suggested that I check the oil level and if it's all good then tow it to a Repair Shop to get it fixed. At the shop the told me that the pump was completely fine and that the car was actually giving out a perfect amount of oil pressure. So they replaced the switches for me and sent me on my way. After driving it fine for about two hours the exact same light started to beep and flash again. Now I have no idea what the problem could be...Is it possibly electrical? The lifter has been sounding a little loud lately; could that contribute to the problem? Any answers?

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I had the same problem changed the sensors etc and then the head of VW maintenance dept. told me to use a 20 w50 oil. I have not had that problem siince.

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Could be many many things, but could be a loose wire to the oil light, loose welding in the cluster Or my best bet, ur oil pump is getting too old and therefore oil pressure ain't high enough. Bet when u rev a bit, the oil light stays off. Good luck.

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Either you have a bad sensor or you need to put new gaskets on. since its a 1994 it probably needs new gaskets anyways. so that's were i would start. if that doesn't solve it then my bet is its a sensor. but the gaskets should set you back to much. Probably at the most a $100 or so. but a sensor could cost around $250 or more.

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