[V6-12v] Oil Light Appears Occaisionally

dcooke at npacc.net dcooke at npacc.net
Thu Jul 20 09:58:04 EDT 2006

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 sharp
> > turn.
> > 
> > I changed the oil 1000 mi. ago and was filled up to the line between OK 
> 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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