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RE: General questions on 82 4000s
> -albeit long- shake down run. (I did take a shorter one first.) Things I
>have noticed that actually cause concern mostly involve the engine. The 1.7
>4cyl that came with these cars have a 3.5 qt. oil capacity. I noticed the
>oil light coming on briefly several times.
> * Hard right turns and bumps that put your stomach in your throat would
>trip the light. No problem typical oil starvation due to lack of baffling.
I think this is the valve stem seals (that's what the two quarts in the front
were for). It's been this way for about three years. There's a little
consumption in the summer and more in the winter.
> * If I was in fifth gear, about 2200 RPM and trying to accelerate, the
>light would begin to come on. Dim at first with a little/quiet buzzer
>growing brighter/louder if I continued without downshifting. This scenario
>holds for other gears.
This started after a recent maintenance in which I believe they put in too much
oil. They recommended that I change the sensor (which I did), but the problem
persisted. It doesn't seem to cause problems though.