[Vwdiesel] oil pressure problems

Dana Morphew kadm at pugetsound.net
Mon Apr 1 07:19:20 EST 2002

What were the radial clearances with your rod and main bearings
installed?  Your pressure is too low especially for the weight oil you
are running.


David Kysar wrote:
> I have about 3000 miles on a rebuilt 1.6NA.  Recently the oil light started
> fashing at idle.  I replaced the oil pump, vacuum pump, and senders.   I
> also installed an oil pressure guage.  When I am driving the pressure is
> typically 15 - 24 psi, but averages about 17 psi.  Is this OK?  I have tried
> SAE 30 and 20w40 oil both give about the same pressure.  The first 5 minutes
> till I warm up I have strong oil pressure (20 to 40 psi) but when the temp
> guage climbs to about the halfway point to pressure goes down.  Should I be
> concerned?
> thankyou,
> Dave Kysar
> 85 Jetta Diesel 1.6NA
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