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'Engine oil pressure' warning light on 2004 Audi S4

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    [Feb 20, 2011]
    Hi, I recently bought a 2004 Audi S4 in immaculate condition and full Audi service history from a reputable dealer. 1 day into ownership, and after having driven 30 miles a red warning light 'engine oil pressure' came up :(- I checked the engine oil level and it was fine - car is in garage now and they suspect it might be a faulty sensor - but should I be worried about the health of the engine? What is the likely cause? Sensor fault? Any expereicnes with this sort of message?

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    yes be worried and dont drive or start it till its been checked
    if its pick up pipe blocked you run the risk of ******* your engine
    make sure they do a good check
    worst of its gonna be sump off new pick up pipe and ur sorted

    btw the oil preasure light aint nothing to do with low oil theres a diff light for that
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    Yellow oil can symbol on DIS = low oil level, top up as soon as convenient

    Red oil can symbol on DIS = low oil pressure, turn off engine immediately and do not start it again until problem is found and fixed
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    Hi Bez - what do you mean by 'new pick up pipe'? ...and how much is that likely to cost? Thx
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    pick up pipe connects to the oil pump
    pulls oil from the sump
    and depends on the garages labour charges the pick up aint to much but its a sump off job

    did you try the sensor 1st ?
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    yep tried sensor and that is all ok...so looks like a 'sump off job'... any tips in terms of garages in surrey (ideally near guildford)?

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