Yeah...and hey Hockeyguy, you're off the rink, so you can stop yelling now.
1987 Audi 5kTQ
1980 Audi 5k
1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes
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I would say it's telling you to get the oil pressure checked!
When my oil warning came on (only at high revs > ~2800 rpm), I was
told by the local mechanic that it was very likely an electronic
fault. ("If you can see the oil on top and it doesn't heat up, ...").
He wasn't able to check the pressure himself.
Eventually I drove to the audi dealer about 20km from us. It was the
oil pressure, but it was too late :-(
Luckily, I found a very good condition engine on a scrap yard, but it
seems when they put it in all pipes around the engine desintegrated
plus an engine mount. In the end I spend almost as much on this as I
did to buy that car in the first place ...
I would say better get the pressure checked right now!
P.S. I did learn a lot in the mean time:
For some reason, they have two sensors on the engine:
- One gives a fault if the pressere is below 0.3bar
- The other gives a fault if the pressure is below 1.8 bar, but the
autocheck system only complains if the engine refs with >2800 rpm.
This made me believe that I only had a problem when I went fast.
However, the other sensor was probably broken. This is indicated by an
oil warning before the engine is started. However, I was used to cars
where the oil lamp always comes on before the engine is started, so I
didn't worry about that. I know better now.
Therefore: To all with autocheck systems, if the oil warning comes on
before the engine is started, and then goes off again, it might be a
faulty oil sensor.
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