[Biturbos4] Oil Pressure Light ON!

Russell Romano Russell_Romano at pmc-sierra.com
Mon Apr 5 10:35:34 EDT 2004

Test for pressure with a manual gauge.  If you have pressure I'd guess that the pump is probably doing it's job.  If you put in a new sender then the signal being sent should be good.  Perhaps the computer has a fault that is erroneously tripping the warning??


-----Original Message-----
From: MattOVR6 at aol.com [mailto:MattOVR6 at aol.com]
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 10:15 AM
To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: [Biturbos4] Oil Pressure Light ON!

So about 2 weeks ago, I was driving home from work, and my oil pressure light beeped and came on.  It was the red blinking oil tin looking thing. So I pulled over right away, checked oil level. It was a tiny bit low, so I filled it. The light still stayed on. I drove it over to my mechanic's shop (which was close), and he said it could be nothing, or maybe more, so I left it there overnight, and he looked at it.

So I got it back from my mechanic, and he's not exactly sure what's happening with it. He put in a new Oil Pressure Sender and changed the oil (it was due anyway) to 20W50 Synthetic (10W30 before), but the problem is still there! He's not sure what else could be wrong, since it has more than enough oil pressure, and he thoroughly tested it.

With a new sender in place, and the light still on, I don't know where to go from here.  It's driving me crazy, and I'm afraid that I'm damaging the car, even though it's been tested and has enough oil volume and pressure.  Is the next step to replace the oil pump?  If so, how much do those usually run for, and how hard are they to install?

Please help!!  Thank you!

'00 Nogaro S4 (67k miles) 

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