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Old 28 Mar 2021, 08:37 am
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Default Re: Oil Light Comes On Only When Stopped

I paid my local mechanic $102 including labor and parts to install a new oil pressure sending unit and that fixed the problem. Yea!
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Old 29 Apr 2021, 12:05 pm
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Default Re: Oil Light Comes On Only When Stopped

Originally Posted by frankbiganski View Post
...and I spoke too soon!

I have experienced oddities with the system with a low battery, so that why I was hopeful this was the case.

The wife mostly drives the car, but i decided to drive it today and after driving for about 15-20 minutes, the oil light came on. But what I realized is when you take you foot off the gas pedal, the light comes on and when to press the gas pedal, oil light turns off.

So I'm taking the car in to my guy this Thursday to get the pressure sensor replaced and I will report back.

Here's to hoping it's just the sensor!

And I'm honestly only selling the PT because I'm semi-retiring in the UK and I won't be able to afford to take it with me!
Sounds like low oil pressure at idle or too low of an idle. What is you rpm at idle? I would hook up a mechanical gauge and see what it says at idle.
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