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    [May 5, 2010]
    Hi i have a 2.0t fsi avant and i was giving it some beans the other day and the oil pressure light came on with no loss of power. I pulled over turned car off checked oil and that was fine started back up and it had cleared drove as normal was ok but then put the boot down and it happened again. Has anyone else had a problem like this i did hear the old 1.8 t had a comman fault with the oil pumps. Most probably just a faulty switch i hope.

    Thanks Slim
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    [May 5, 2010]
    sell it ! lol
    sounds like pump to me more beens = more pressure
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    [May 8, 2010]
    What age and what is the engine number, also check out the sticky on oil chain woes, it may be this, if so, get it seen to ASAP or it could cost 4K foe engine re-build. Chances are it is not, as engine would have to be a 2005 model and BLE number with an oil chain drive, I suspect your is not.
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    [May 8, 2010]
    The sticky is related to the 2005 BLB TDi engine, and not the 2.0T Petrol FSI engine.

    Your best bet is to check the engine with vag-com, and see what fault codes are being generated. Also when was the last oil change/filter done, and what colour is oil at the moment?
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    VAG com has no bearing on oil pressure, i would get it to a garage to get an actual oil pressure test done on idle,when warm and under load.

    It might be a wiring fault if you are lucky and the pressure is a speced
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    If it's throwing a light on the instrument cluster then you may get a fault code on the engine, that's all I'm saying. It's worth checking, if you can get it done for free.
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    [May 8, 2010]
    i had the same problem dont drive the car.i had the light coming and going for a couple of weeks,got it booked in at my local garage and broke down on the way, the top end had ceased.which resulted in me getting a new engine.they said i had a blockage in the oil pick up line starving the top end of oil.they said it was unheard of in the 2.0t fsi.the car had full audi service history with 80,000 on the clock.i was gutted,since i was only half a mile from the garage!
    cant stress enough not to DRIVE THE CAR get it towed to the garage could save you alot of money!you are the only other person i know to get this problem,when it happened to me i searched everywhere people just thought it was a faulty switch
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    [May 9, 2010]
    Took car out on wednesday to go to work on way back from work the light came back on and started rattling so pulled over and turned it off and got towed home. I have only had the car 4 days so took it straight back to where i bought it from. They investigated it and found the same problem as above so they are fitting a new engine for me no charge. The car is a 05 plate and has done 90k
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    [May 9, 2010]
    That's a good result then, you end up with a new engine instead of a 90k one.
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    Flabbergasted, i have 05 plate with oil chain design problems and they offered me and 99% of other nothing (SFA) due to age age and warranty being out. your car is same so who paid you out. Audi? If they did, was this cause it was under second hand car warranty?
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    [May 11, 2010]
    It's not the oil pump chain problem he had.
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    [May 11, 2010]
    I was not making a point about the oil chain rouwdyboy, I was expressing my surprise (shock) that Audi paid up, the car was older than the warranty,and it was over 60K miles, these are the two main get out clauses they use, the next are that it was not bought from Audi, i.e if second hand, or it was not regularly serviced. If you read the oil chain thread then you will see what i mean, this is nothing to do with one particular repair, but how Audi treat people to avoid payment for known problems with their cars

    The main point i make is Audi do not pay up if they can get away with it. However slim boi may have only recently bought it second hand and it was still under the 3 month warrenty. Who knows!
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    I doubt it was from a main dealer if it's an 05 with 90k on it, so I assume (unless slim boi says different) it was under an independent warranty.
    As for you moaning about how Audi treat people, tell me any dealer that would pick up a £4k engine bill if it was under no obligation too. BMW owners had exactlly the same problem on the 320d's with a design fault that wrecked the engine. I know it's harsh, and I would be the first to moan if it happened to me but that's business. That's the sole reason I don't use main dealers, the customer service is worthless.
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    [May 11, 2010]
    Because slim boi had only had the car for 4 days he wouldn't even have needed to claim under a warranty - he would have been protected by the Sale Of Goods Act.

    If he had chosen to, he would have been able to reject the car (without allowing the garage any attempt at a repair) then demand a full refund for all monies paid, plus interest and compensation for the inconvenience. The Sale of Goods Act is a little used piece of consumer protection law that provides each of us with more protection than any used car warranty ever does.
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    [May 12, 2010]
    Correct me if I am wrong spogman , but the sales of goods act can only protect if the car "conforms to contract". This means they must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality (i.e. not inherently faulty at the time of sale). so for example if an ebay seller sells or garage sells a car as seen then the act cannot protect? Therefore , the onus is on all purchaser to prove the goods did not conform to "contract" (e.g. was inherently faulty) and should have reasonably lasted until this point in time. This can be the difficult area, so if you do buy a car get something in writing from seller stating that the car is in good condition with no known mechanical problems.


    When you sell a car, don't state anything about its condition!!


    PS Rowdyboy, I totally agree with you.
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    [May 13, 2010]
    Hi Weggie,

    My understanding is that the onus is actually with the seller to prove that the item was not faulty at the time of purchase rather than with the consumer to prove that it was.

    I had this issue when buying a Saab 9-3 a couple of months ago. Day after collection the engine management light came on. Upon investigation it proved to be a thousand pound job to put right, which the garage offered to do. However, I decided to reject it under the Sale of Goods Act and bought my Audi instead.

    Anyone wanting more info may want to check out the following very useful link that helped me in my short-lived battle with the garage http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights

    Cheers,


    Steve.
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