andy (trifox13atcovaddotnet) wrote:
: I have a 96 golf 2.0 78K. The oil light/buzzer has come on twice in the last
: two days for an instant, less than a second each time. I was cornering both
: times but when pushed harder into a tighter corner, it didn't come on. I
: checked oil level and it was near full. Never seen this before. Any history
: of oil pumps going bad in these bombproof little engines? Any other
There is a history of the oil sensor circuit going bad. I had an 86
long ago and it did the same thing. I don't know about your year but
the older ones had two oil presure sensors and the slight
flicker was the high pressure sensor, not the low pressure one.
Its worth getting the oil presure checked. If there is a problem,
this will be the 1st sign of it and it could rapidly result in a
very expensive problem.
If its not a real problem, find the two oil presure sensors in your
car. Disconnect the wire from one and see what shows up on the
dash and then disconnect the other and see wht it does. On my car
one flashed and the other buzzed and was a solid light. Then
reconnect them before you drive away. The low pressure sensor will
be lower on the engine and the high pressure one tends to be on the
top. If its just the high pressure one and the oil pressure is
normal, just ignore it. If its the low pressure system, get it
On the 86 types, it appeared to be worse earlyier on cars that
were keept outside in hotter areas. I'm guessing it was heat
damage to the circut that is built into the back of the dash.