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Hi guys

I was driving into work this morning and had a red oil light illuminate on the dashboard, which I believe is an oil pressure warning.

When the car drops below 1000rpm the light comes on, when the car exceeds about 1500rpm the light goes off (regardless if the car is moving or not).

I thought this could be a faulty pressure senor but wasn't sure as the warning light is coming on/off and is not stuck on constantly. Is there any method of checking this without taking it to a garage to be charged for something I could potentially diagnose at home? Or would people recommend to first change the senor and go from there?

Has anyone else experienced this before or have any tips?

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Hi guys

I was driving into work this morning and had a red oil light illuminate on the dashboard, which I believe is an oil pressure warning.

When the car drops below 1000rpm the light comes on, when the car exceeds about 1500rpm the light goes off (regardless if the car is moving or not).

I thought this could be a faulty pressure senor but wasn't sure as the warning light is coming on/off and is not stuck on constantly. Is there any method of checking this without taking it to a garage to be charged for something I could potentially diagnose at home? Or would people recommend to first change the senor and go from there?

Has anyone else experienced this before or have any tips?

Thanks.
You could do an oil pressure test on it but you need to buy one of those kits only about 20 pound but it's waiting for that. You can replace the as they are cheap enough but the tester will inform you the car does have low pressure which ten it could e a faulty oil pump

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You could do an oil pressure test on it but you need to buy one of those kits only about 20 pound but it's waiting for that. You can replace the as they are cheap enough but the tester will inform you the car does have low pressure which ten it could e a faulty oil pump

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I've ordered up a new pressure sensor to pick up this evening after work and ill give that try start with the cheapest first and go from there!
 

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No worries Harry keep us posted how you get on.

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I fitted the new pressure switch this morning and took it for a test drive and seems to have solved the issue (thank god)! The old sensor must have developed a fault. Thanks for the comments anyway guys!
 

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You could do an oil pressure test on it but you need to buy one of those kits only about 20 pound but it's waiting for that. You can replace the as they are cheap enough but the tester will inform you the car does have low pressure which ten it could e a faulty oil pump

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i have this problem at minute and ive read in numerous places that if it was the oil pump then the light wouldnt just come on at low revs.
 

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You may want to give this a watch, i havent seen it all amd its.mot a vauxhall but symptoms seems to be the same

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