Flashing Oil Light - VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum
VW Forum VW Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum > Volkswagen Models > MK2

MK2 Discussion area for the second generation VW Golf and Jetta produced from 1985 to 1992.

VwForum.com is the premier Volkswagen Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2003, 03:01 PM
Junior Member
Points: 3,750, Level: 38 Points: 3,750, Level: 38 Points: 3,750, Level: 38
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mohegan Lake, NY
Posts: 13
Default Flashing Oil Light

Just switched out my O2 sensor, cat, plugs, wires the other day and I notice now that my oil light will come on after maybe 15 mins of driving. If i keep the rpms up, it will sometimes go away, but is there at idle. Im hoping this isn't the oil pump, but should i just get a new sensor/switch. It's about 500mi. away from needing an oil change and the oil does feel a bit thin. As another question, I have no owners manual so what should I use for this time of year in ny with 120k on the engine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2003, 03:03 PM
ms ms is offline
Posting Master
Lifetime Supporting Member
Points: 13,123, Level: 74 Points: 13,123, Level: 74 Points: 13,123, Level: 74
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,903
Default Flashing Oil Light

I would replace the oil pump and the oil pressure sending unit.By the way what oil do you use?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2003, 03:04 PM
Junior Member
Points: 3,750, Level: 38 Points: 3,750, Level: 38 Points: 3,750, Level: 38
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mohegan Lake, NY
Posts: 13
Default Flashing Oil Light

Couldnt tell ya, just picked up the car, just was askin what i should start using.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2003, 03:11 PM
ms ms is offline
Posting Master
Lifetime Supporting Member
Points: 13,123, Level: 74 Points: 13,123, Level: 74 Points: 13,123, Level: 74
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,903
Default Flashing Oil Light

I run castrol in all my vw's.If it alot of hard miles use a heavier weight.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2003, 03:11 PM
Junior Member
Points: 3,750, Level: 38 Points: 3,750, Level: 38 Points: 3,750, Level: 38
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mohegan Lake, NY
Posts: 13
Default Flashing Oil Light

Do you think 15 30 would be good?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2003, 03:21 PM
ms ms is offline
Posting Master
Lifetime Supporting Member
Points: 13,123, Level: 74 Points: 13,123, Level: 74 Points: 13,123, Level: 74
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,903
Default Flashing Oil Light

If you can get 15w40 or 20w50,but just for the warmer months.Make sure you use a oil filter with a pressure valve in it too.I have been using a k + n filter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-25-2003, 12:55 PM
Member
Points: 4,002, Level: 40 Points: 4,002, Level: 40 Points: 4,002, Level: 40
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: York, PA
Posts: 37
Default Flashing Oil Light

well not to scare ya...but my car was doin the exact same thing before the engine blew so fix that right away
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-25-2003, 05:15 PM
Junior Member
Points: 3,750, Level: 38 Points: 3,750, Level: 38 Points: 3,750, Level: 38
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mohegan Lake, NY
Posts: 13
Default Flashing Oil Light

NOt to scare me? I just bought this thing, consider me scared. Rather tyan futz with it, im just gonna bring it to the shop (which i hate to do)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-25-2003, 05:43 PM
Senior Member
Points: 8,984, Level: 63 Points: 8,984, Level: 63 Points: 8,984, Level: 63
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Torrington,CT
Posts: 431
Default Flashing Oil Light

Its probably the oil sending unit. (Pressure switch). I now on my old 2.0L Their were 2 units. One for high rpms and the other one was for low rpms. Change the pressure unit and change your oil at the same time.

Also like "m of team sand s" said, Try to use a heavier oil.

Good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 05-30-2003, 05:53 PM
Junior Member
Points: 3,750, Level: 38 Points: 3,750, Level: 38 Points: 3,750, Level: 38
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mohegan Lake, NY
Posts: 13
Default Flashing Oil Light

Well, looks like my luck has turned to crap. Replaced the oil pump, did other work i needed (master cylender, oil pan, heavier oil) And after I get all this is place and drive for about one hour, the damn light comes back on, so to make a long story short, i went to drop the oil pan again and i see brass shavings in my oil, well, looks like a 2400 dollar car has turned into a 3800 dollar mistake.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 05-31-2003, 07:51 PM
Senior Member
Points: 8,984, Level: 63 Points: 8,984, Level: 63 Points: 8,984, Level: 63
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Torrington,CT
Posts: 431
Default Flashing Oil Light

Damn, that sucks. Hope you get it all straightened out soon.

Good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 06-01-2003, 02:13 AM
Moderator
Lifetime Supporting Member
Points: 10,226, Level: 67 Points: 10,226, Level: 67 Points: 10,226, Level: 67
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Palmyra Pa
Posts: 2,517
Default Flashing Oil Light

I blew my engine and got a engine with 65,000 miles for 400 dollars. There are plenty of engines out there. I swapped mine out i about a week of working on it a couple ours a night. But if you take it to a shop it'll probably cost more money. But i used it as an excuse to upgrade alot of things. You could buil your motor,2.0 bottom end p&p head. It'll run better ythan ever. I was told by somone who worked on vws for a long time to run 20w50. I use castrol and use marvel mystery oil as an aditive.Good luck and i hope everything works out for you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 06-01-2003, 08:29 PM
Junior Member
Points: 3,687, Level: 38 Points: 3,687, Level: 38 Points: 3,687, Level: 38
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kent UK
Posts: 4
Default Flashing Oil Light

if its not sorted yet u mite have a really sloggd up gauze on oil system, it might be worth cleaning it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 06-01-2003, 10:38 PM
Junior Member
Points: 3,705, Level: 38 Points: 3,705, Level: 38 Points: 3,705, Level: 38
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: boston ma
Posts: 13
Send a message via AIM to gti daddy
Default Flashing Oil Light

your problem is either the oil pressure sender on thetop of the oil filter base or theone on the side of the head. on some years especially the early years 85 and 86 the sensor on the back of the speedo sensor. it says it in the bently manual.i have also done a few of these. vws rarely everkill an oil pump. as for oil i would never use castrol. i use a good oil like valvoline , quaker state or a good penn state made oil.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum > Volkswagen Models > MK2

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
VWforum.com is a Volkswagen/VW Forum and enthusiast site and is not associated with VW/Volkswagen in any way.