CHECK OIL LIGHT ALWAYS ON

  • Tiny
  • Rocketgirl1200
  • 1976 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
  • 4 CYL

The oil light on my beetle is always on. I've checked the oil, and it doesn't need any. We know it has a very slow leak, so we're concerned about the oil pressure. What do I need to check? What might need to be replaced?

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Saturday, June 25th, 2011 AT 3:54 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Merlin2021
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You remove the sender, screw in an oil testing gauge and take readings, on one this old I dont have the pressure spec, but the rule of thumb is 10 psi for each 1000 rpm's. Your post shows 0 miles on a 1976, I doubt that's correct? Sender may be the problem, or the light circuit, or worn engine parts, weak oil pump.

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Saturday, June 25th, 2011 AT 3:59 PM
  • Tiny
  • Rocketgirl1200
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Ok. The odometer reads 23,265k, but the engine has been replaced so that's not accurate.

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Saturday, June 25th, 2011 AT 4:06 PM
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  • Merlin2021
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Advice still the same, pressure check the oil pump.

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Saturday, June 25th, 2011 AT 6:33 PM

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