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Old 22 Mar 2021, 07:04 am
frankbiganski frankbiganski is offline
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Default Re: Oil Light Comes On Only When Stopped

So I know how much we hate it when there's no answer to a problem but...

So the car sat for several weeks and when I finally had the time to take it in to my guy to replace the oil presser sensor, the battery was completely dead.

For full disclosure, the battery is only a year old but it has been getting weaker as I only drive the car once a month a best. So consequently, the battery hasn't gotten re-charged on a regular basis over the past year (I could tell that whenever I started the care, the battery was a little weaker).

So I used my 40 amp Black & Decker battery charger, and it took about 5-6 hours for the battery to be completely charged.

After a full charge, I start up the car and of course, the oil light does not come on. I let it run for 15-20 minute parked and still, the oil light remains off (it was coming on only when stopped at a light, parking, etc.).

One week later, I start up the car again, drive it around town for 5-10 minutes, and the oil light remains off while both parked and driving.

Could a very weak battery have caused the oil light to come on only when stopped? Again, everything, and I mean everything but the oil pressure sensor, has been replaced on the car over the past 3-24 months including belts, timing belts, TIPM, clock spring, more, more, etc.

Anyhoot, I know we hate it when there's no answer to the problem, but I thought I'd report back anyway.

I'm moving and downsizing and after 180,963 miles, I'm selling my PT. It's been a great ride!

Cheerz!

~ Frank
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