This warning light completely freaked me out! The message window says
low oil pressure in engine STOP ENGINE.
Good God ! OK, this is what happened. ANY feedback would be
The light came on when I left work for home. It came on a few minutes
after driving down the street. I pulled over to the next side street
and checked the oil. It was very low. Thank God for the warning I
I went to the corner Ralph's Market and bought a couple quarts of oil.
They didn't have the 5W30 that was in my manual so I got the 1-W30.
I'm in southern California so I figured it would be ok ~ IS IT? ~
I topped off the oil and went on my way. A few miles and again the
scary message comes on. The car sounds fine (no knocking) and power
(although I didn't push it) seems just fine.
I took it to my local shop and he said he wants to replace the oil
pump, oil pressure switch (What is that for? Is it the sensor?), oil
pan gasket and change the oil.
That was a bit much. He changed the oil and replaced the oil pressure
switch. No change.
He says, the manual says the oil pressure should be 29. My car starts
at 30 then slowly goes down to 25. The message comes on.
he said I should take it to the dealer.
So, what am I looking at? What could be the cause? what could be the
I'll pick the car up from the shop in two days and deliver it to the