Oil light keeps flashing

Tiny
GREGGERS
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  • 2004 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
  • 10,000 MILES
I have a 2004 Volkswagen beetle turbo with a 1.8 and the oil light keeps flashing. First it would flash for a little while and then go off, now it flashes all the time. Please help.
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 11:10 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Are you hearing any ticking or knocking when the light is on? If not, then most likely the oil pressure is okay. You can check it with a mechanical gauge and check the oil sending switch. It may be bad.
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 11:15 PM
Tiny
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No ticking or knocking. Iwas told the oil pickup tube or screen could be clogged, any opionion?
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 11:17 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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SEE MY ANSWER IN THIS LINK (2ND ANSWER)

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1999-jeep-grand-cherokee-having-oil-leak-on

DOING THIS SIMPLE TEST WILL TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT YOUR OIL PRESSURE ISBEFORE YOU START RIPPING INTO STUFF!

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 11:28 PM
Tiny
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Could be a faulty oil pressure switch. But yes, a clogged pickup
screen is common on the 1.8T engines, especially when the wrong
oil is used.

The good news is that removing the oil pan to check the screen is
quite easy.
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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 12:13 AM
Tiny
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If the oil pick-up is plugged, you would most likely hear ticking and knocking.
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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 1:25 AM
Tiny
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Not necessarily. Since the oil pressure warning switch system
checks for pressure at 2000rpm, you can have enough oil pressure
for a quite engine, but not enough to close the switch at 2000rpm.

I've seen this many times.
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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 1:56 AM
Tiny
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Restrictive screen should have been a better word for me to use.

My apologies to the Experts.
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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 1:58 AM

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