Hi, (I posted this in a rec. group, then I found this group...sorry)
1999 Honda Accord 4 cylinder with 116K miles. Bought used about 1K
I changed the oil, and put on a non-Honda oil filter (STP). Car ran
fine for about 1K miles -- now the oil light blinks intermittently. It
will blink for about a minute, then go off for 10-15 minutes, then
blink again. No matter what the driving situation. After the first
couple of times I saw this, I stopped driving the car, it's sitting in
my garage now.
I called the dealer, and the lead service guy told me that when they
see this it is always the oil sender switch. He said if it were really
a mechanical problem, the light would blink all the time.
So, I figure that for $10 (cost of switch), I'll just change it, and
I'll also switch to a Honda labeled oil filter, from the dealer.
Questions: Anyone else been through anything like this? Could the STP
oil filter have been the culprit? Does the analysis/conclusion make
sense -- that if it were really a mechanical issue, the light would
stay on all the time?