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    oil light problem

    Hi i have a 1.8 z18xe engine in astra coupe 54 plate,
    my problem is that at idle my oil light has started to flicker then stay on once you give it a little rev it disapears until idel again it comes back, i have check the dip stick and it has plently oil in could this be a faulty sensor or is it something common that is happening???

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    also how do you tel bad oil i,e old oil time to change, ie coulour think thin what is the sign?

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    Bad oil will be very black, when was it changed last and how many miles ago?

    I've never had a oil light come on due to poor maintenance so maybe the oil pump could be weak

    A 54plate car should still be under warranty so i'd get down to vauxhall myself and have it checked out
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    cheers for advice yes it looks black and quite thinker than normal. looks like back to vauxhalls..

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    ok looked into teh problem my self as i disscovered oil on the driveway!! ok i have jacked it up and found out that the oil is coming through a sensor for the back of the sump 99% sure its for the oil light... why would this happen???

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    second thoughts could this be a oil pressure switch which is leaking?

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    Speaking to yourself??!!

    I would say it sounds like your oil pressure gauge is either weak, leaking, or has a bad connection.

    With the oil on the drive, I would suggest its leaking.

    I would get down to vxl and get it checked under warranty. If it starts to leak quite a lot, there could be lots of trouble.

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    cheers robw, it is now leaking bad im not gonna drive it as it now got fresh oil in, rather than wait for it to get booked in for it i'd rather just purchase 1 and do it myself.. anyone have part number or if not a rough price?

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    There is a big thread with part numbers etc etc.

    Booking it in will (or should) be free, and would save the hassle of fixing it yourself?

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    but wouldn't this not be covered by the warrenty as it would be wear and tear etc?

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