From research on all these threads, this oil pressure issue seems to be a huge issue in higher mileage VW/Audi 1.8T's. I just picked up one as a 2nd car to beat around town in and have the oil light coming on. It seems to come on and off, but the one consistent thing I've found is that it ONLY seems to come on once the engine warms up (10-15 min after starting). So, first thing I did was got an oil/filter change and the mechanic said the oil that came out didn't look too bad. Thinking this would resolve the issue, the light came back on 10 min after leaving the garage. Given the overall age and condition of the car, I can't really justify the cost/time of dropping the pan to clean/replace the pickup screen, etc. Does anyone know what the likelihood of this just being a bad sensor? There does not appear to be any knock or other sign of oil starvation, engine idles steady at approx. 800-850 rpm, acceleration is smooth/fine, etc. Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
have the same problem?
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 AT 8:47 AM