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    Car fault light, then oil light flashes, then stays on?

    Okay so i was doing a 250 mile journey yesterday, 125 there 125 back.
    Half way there a light came on the dash (car with spanner through it)

    The cars performance did not change at all and nothing sounded rough or anything so i thought maybe a faulty light/switch nothing to worry about for now.

    Got there, spent the day out, on the way home the car and spanner light was still on but now i noticed the red oil light flickering on, staying off then flickering on. Then after about 30 mins it stayed on continuely which was when i got worried.

    So on the motorway i stopped off in the services and picked up a litre of oil as if it was flickering it must only need a little bit more to keep the light off for now. When i opened the oil cap there was a small bit of what looked like steam? coming out. I just figured that was normal as i had been doing 70mph down the motorway for a while.

    Anyway, put the oil in, left it for 5 mins, started it up, oil light went out !

    Drove out the petrol station onto the road leading back to the motorway, oil light came on again.

    At this point i thought stuff it and got home fine with no trouble at all which starts to make me think why the hell are these lights on if im having no trouble?


    This was yesterday this journey, now ive just this minute checked the oil level after it was left overnight, and it is perfectly fine!

    I am really stumped?

    Ive been told it could be a fault oil pressure switch, but would that trigure an engine fault light?

    Anyone had this fault or can confirm a similar scenario and explain what the problem could be?


    (Sorry for the explanation, tryed to keep it short and easy to read)

    Thank you for anyone who takes their time to read this!

    Help much appreciated
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    Im gonna do that tomorrow hopefully, and its the z18xe i think
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    doesnt anyone else know??
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    the oil light don't come on if its low on oil it comes on due to oil pressure so may be blocked breather oil pump or it could need a good service oil filter etc

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    is it easy to unblock?? and now the car sounds like a clapped out van :@! whats going on
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    start by checking all oil breathers if there ok give it a service change the oil filter if its still the same it could be the oil pick up in the bottom of the sump or oil pump but as i said start with the easiest things first breathers service etc..

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    when was it last serviced?

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    it has been serviced every 10,000 miles to 58k but hasnt had a service since and was at 74,700 when bought now its at 75k.

    Could it be the oil pump or something?? i think it needs a service too?.. this is looking expensive
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    it could be a simple fix but it wont cost much to do the oil pump. thats if you havent caused damage to the engine i wouldnt drive it if the lights still on my mates light was flicking on and off and he kept driving it and ended up needing the shells done on the bottom end and it turned out to be the oil pick up in the sump blocked which he could of took it off and cleaned it would of took him a hour or two but ended up with a big bill

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