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What could be wrong if my oil warning light comes on when I first start the car then goes off after about 1 minute of driving? The engine oil level is full.
 

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is it really 1 min, or is it less? It will stay on for a little bit. As soon as oil pressure builds up it should turn off. I'm guessing oil pump?
 

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It does turn off after a minute or sometimes less. Think I should get my oil pump replaced?
 

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You should be up to pressure in a couple of seconds. Make sure you don't put any load on the motor till you're up to operating pressure.
Oil warning lights are nasty, the light indicates a critical situation.They are generally a last ditch effort by your car to say, "pull over right f'king now, I'm screwed."
Could be a few things, pump & big end wear being two of them.
 

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Before taking the engine appart to do the oil pump it would make sense to hook up an Oil Pressure Guage... mind u, this is no easy task.

I have had a gauge ready to go for 4 months and still no hook up. Have tried twice and my god it is fiddly work. The O/P port is in a real bad pos!
 

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crusty said:
You should be up to pressure in a couple of seconds. Make sure you don't put any load on the motor till you're up to operating pressure.
Oil warning lights are nasty, the light indicates a critical situation.They are generally a last ditch effort by your car to say, "pull over right f'king now, I'm screwed."
Could be a few things, pump & big end wear being two of them.
LOL thats the best angry engine impression ive seen! :D :lol: :lol:
 

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My light comes on slightly at start up less then a second and i dont like it :p

change oil and filter and she what happens try a lighter oil aswell
 
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