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oil light

dec1579 Mar 9, 2013

  1. dec1579

    dec1579 New Member

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    hi all
    my oil light is coming on in my computer on my a4 their is plenty of oil in it just woundering dose any know what might be the problem or can help me out
    cheers dec
     
  2. gen.heinz guderian

    gen.heinz guderian Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Are there 3 beeps when you turn ignition on? Could be oil pickup in Sump sludged up
     
  3. chrisa4quat

    chrisa4quat Active Member

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    Red or yellow?
     
  4. duffy78

    duffy78 Member

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    If it's a 1.8t you need to have a read about sludge and how it affects the pick up pipe in the sump.
     
  5. Isaa

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    Hi mate I've just done a post on this same problem but now I need a whole new engine because the oil pump stopped working thus the engine receiving insufficient oil. I would advise you to sort it out ASAP.
     
  6. dec1579

    dec1579 New Member

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    nope just beeps once and stays on and then the jug stays on
     
  7. dec1579

    dec1579 New Member

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    its just the yellow jug
     
  8. dec1579

    dec1579 New Member

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    nope just beeps once and stays on and then the jug stays on
     
  9. dec1579

    dec1579 New Member

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    its the 2Ltdi
     
  10. dec1579

    dec1579 New Member

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    cheers will get it sorted straight away some lads saying it could be the oil pressure sensor
     
  11. chrisa4quat

    chrisa4quat Active Member

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    Oil pressure is red so won't be pressure sensor I wouldn't have thought. Could be bonnet catch or oil level sensor or just has used a bit of oil as daft as it sounds
     
  12. Paul B7

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    Could be the Oil Pump/Balance shaft issue as its the 2.0 tdi ?
     
  13. countax

    countax New Member

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    dec1579, can you please give us a bit more information on the engine type and how many miles you have on the clock. The engine type is on a sticker on the engine and also in the spare wheel well in the boot. It will be something like BLB, BPW etc.
    The 2.0L Tdi has a history of oil pump failure and it would be useful to know how many miles your car has covered before this fault occurred.
    There is a company called Powermax in Ireland that sell a fix to this problem if its the balance shaft drive to the oil pump that has failed on your car.
    Nigel
     
  14. chrisa4quat

    chrisa4quat Active Member

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    Won't be balance shaft/oil pump. It's yellow warning light which is oil level
     
  15. fossie

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    It will be the sensor on the bottom of the sump most likely. Had the same issue with mine a few months back
    That's if it's the amber light
     
  16. dec1579

    dec1579 New Member

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    hey lads
    i rang a mate of mine today who works with audi and he said to disconnect the battery so did that left it off for while and it seems to have cleared the problem lets hope it stays away thanks foe the help will put up pictures of the car later

    dec
     
  17. Paul B7

    Paul B7 Active Member

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    Useful tip , thanks for the posting .
     
  18. chrisa4quat

    chrisa4quat Active Member

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    See how you go. Hope it sorts it. Did you try leaving bonnet open for approximately 30 seconds?
     
  19. Paul B7

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    Why would leaving the bonnet open for the said 30 seconds work ?
     
  20. chrisa4quat

    chrisa4quat Active Member

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    Cos the bonnet switch is the reset button basically. To reset oil light after filling car has to have realised bonnet has been opened.
     
  21. Paul B7

    Paul B7 Active Member

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    Thanks for the advice .
     

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