[V8] Engine Oil Pressure Warning
i.rautenberg at waratap.com
Tue Aug 8 10:49:28 EDT 2006
Here's my writeup from Sept 2004:
On Aug 8, 2006, at 1:33 AM, Gunter Lorberg wrote:
> Has anyone ever had problems with their 'Auto-Check' system engine
> oil pressure warning?
> The black '90 V8 with 150 000 miles has been running well. I have
> owned it for about 1 1/2 years. My GF is the principal driver.
> About two weeks ago she reported that the engine oil pressure
> warning came on (red warning accompanied by irratating tones) while
> driving on the highway without the car missing a beat. She
> stopped, of course, and called me. I was able to drive out to her
> to have a look at the car for myself. Car ran well and oil level
> normal--warning did not come on while I was evaluating the
> situation. I sent her onwards and it happened again several hours
> later. It has been an infrequently recurring problem the past few
> weeks, and it happened most recently to me today when I briefly
> drove it around. No signs of any mechanical distress. I was
> sitting idling when it went off and was able to inspect the oil
> pressure gauge at the same time--the needle indicated normal oil
> I can't think of any recent changes to the car that could account
> for this new problem. I have always used the same oil (Castrol GTX
> 5W-30) which I realize is a little on the light side for the
> summer, but I have used this oil since taking over ownership
> without problem.
> I am inclined to ignore this warning, but would prefer that it was
> operating properly. I am concerned that it might incr. in
> frequency and become a real nuisance while serving no useful purpose.
> (2) '90 V8's
> Audifans V8 mailing list
> Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com
> Manage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/
> Have an Audi V8 question? Check the Audifans Knowledgebase!
> Have a V8 answer? ... Please help others by adding to the KB ...
> all contributions welcome!
More information about the V8