[V6-12v] Oil Light Appears Occaisionally
lighthousej at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 10:52:50 EDT 2006
No, I park basically on level ground. In theory, I largely wouldn't need to
apply the parking break because of the level nature of where I park.
On 7/20/06, dcooke at npacc.net <dcooke at npacc.net> wrote:
> Mine blinks when I go around sharp corners when the oil level
> starts getting low, but that is the only time it blinks. Do you park
> on an incline, ie; could the inclination and low oil level be causing
> your blinking on startup?
> 96 A6Q Avant
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Kent McLean <kentmclean at mindspring.com>
> To: Nathan Widmyer <lighthousej at gmail.com>
> Cc: V6 12V Audi Mailing List <v6-12v at audifans.com>
> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 09:54:42 -0400
> Subject: Re: [V6-12v] Oil Light Appears Occaisionally
> > Nathan Widmyer wrote:
> > > Starting beginning this month, when I start up my car, the oil light
> > flashes
> > > but soon goes away when the engine seems to be up to temperature.
> > >
> > > The light also very briefly flashes if I have to make a moderately
> > > turn.
> > >
> > > I changed the oil 1000 mi. ago and was filled up to the line between
> > and
> > > Max on the dipstick. It's currently in the middle of the OK
> region. The
> > > oil filter was changed at the same time too.
> > It may be the sensor is on the way out.
> > It may be wiring to the sensor has broken or corroded.
> > It may be low on oil and you have the wrong dipstick (or you
> > may be reading the dipstick wrong; make sure you clean it
> > with a rag before re-inserting to check).
> > It may be that the oil has thinned due to a) gas leaking from
> > injectors and past the piston rings when off, or b) a head
> > gasket leak letting water into the oil. Both of these should
> > be obvious when looking at or smelling the dipstick.
> > --
> > Kent McLean
> > '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
> > '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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