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    oil pressure warning ?

    Hey guys. Just a quick one. I took a roundabout hard last night and my dash flashed up oil pressure a couple of times then went off. Has anyone had this before or know what it could be ?

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    What engine?

    Also, if my oil pressure light flipped on, it would not get the chance to come on again because i'd be engine-off at the side of the road ringing the AA for a flatbed praying I didn't find engine-cheese-gratings in the oil.



    Also if it came on under hard cornering, that'd point to it being an actual pressure problem not just a faulty pressure sensor. You're lucky you didn't starve the engine under cornering force and knacker it.

    I know I wouldn't be driving it again until I knew what was up. If it's a 2.0T they are bad for gunky clogging in the pickup pipe.
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    It's an S3 mate. Oh god am scared to drive it now.

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    oil pressure warning ?

    Don't worry they can flash up if under hard cornering, my other did it I just checked oil an was a tiny bit low so did oil change kept it at optimum level an never happened again. You certainly won't be the only one that's had this under hard cornering.
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    I have just checked the oil and it's just above minimum. So gonna top it up now. Could this be the cause then do u recon ? Also do the S3's use a lot of oil ? As I only topped it up about 2 month ago ?

    Cheers again guys.

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    Having low oil can cause the light to flick on under spirited cornering

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    Spot on mate that's made me feel a bit better. Topped up now ready for graft in the morning. Then take it down audi for a check over on Friday.

    Cheers for the help guys.

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    Yep that will have been your cause, some tfsi engines use a lot some don't. My other S3 used a lot so did my mates 1.8 tfsi, the one I've got now not so much.

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    I've ran my oil too low (shame) on occasion but never had a pressure warning, even under hard cornering.
    Yes TFSI engines can drink oil, mine can do 1L every 1K miles or less.
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    Hmm need to keep an eye out on my oil more often from now on then. Just hope everything is ok. I read a post about an oil return pipe or something like that. Ppl say it gets full of gunk will I be able to check this myself or will it be best to take it to a garage ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AAR4N View Post
    Hmm need to keep an eye out on my oil more often from now on then. Just hope everything is ok. I read a post about an oil return pipe or something like that. Ppl say it gets full of gunk will I be able to check this myself or will it be best to take it to a garage ?

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    Yea the pickup can become blocked, happened to me and I heard a few horror stories about it. To replace it's sump off, £20-ish pipe that has a round thing and a mesh on it. Easy to spot.
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    OK mate cheers. Al have a look in the morning. Cheers for all your help bud. Much appreciated.

 

 

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