The flickering light is telling you the oil pressure at idle is very low. This could be the fault of the sensor, but to test it you’d have to take it in and have a mechanic check the oil pressure at idle on a real gauge. Since the oil light is off when you step on the gas and the motor revs up you really shouldn’t have a problem.
Sep 08, 2012 · The oil pressure switch is probably leakin around the threads or gone bad, *The oil pressure guage is a GUESS and not the real oil pressure which is around 12-15 PSI at idle.... The PCM guesses what the oil pressure is and flat out lies to you through the gauge so people don't get scared by the low low pressure this engine runs at.
Jun 26, 2016 · But, on your daughter's MINI, the big risk is letting the oil level get too low, as all MINIs lose oil between changes. Even if the oil had never been changed, as long as the oil level remained sufficiently full, today's synthetic oils would survive 23,000 miles. Not to say that's a good idea, but it shouldn't kill the engine.
After that, I started to pay close attention to oil pressure. At the start, the oil pressure increases very fast to around 80-90 psi. It then drops down during the driving. It takes about 7-8 min to drop to a normal pressure 30-40 psi. For the first 3 minutes, it's always more than 60 psi. I understand the oil temperature is low for the first 7 ...
Aug 18, 2020 · Check the oil pressure sending unit. Locate the oil pressure sending unit and disconnect the wiring giving it power. Look to see if that has any effect on the oil pressure gauge in your vehicle. If it does not, it is likely that the issue is not an actual oil pressure problem, but rather a problem with the sensor reading that pressure.
Apr 06, 2011 · It depends on why it's low, could be from a sticking pressure valve due to sludging. They sell a pressure tester that also has a port so you may install the factory oil pressure switch and monitor it's operation whilst on a road test. If your oil pressure is low you need to address the problem straight away or severe engine damage will result.
If I head up into the mountain passes and do 20-30 minutes of continuous spirited driving, oil temps will get around 240 degrees and idle pressure will go down to around 20psi. Different oils are blended differently from eachother, even if they are in the same weight. Different blends will cause different pressures
Aug 22, 2006 · Here's my dilemma. I drive a 1993 Pontiac Grand Am (V6, 3.3L) and I've noticed recently that I have very low oil pressure. When I first started noticing it, I continually checked my oil level, which has been consistantly fine, nowhere NEAR low. It finally has gotten to that point that when I accelerate, the highest it will go on the gauge is 60. When I'm braking, it's practically at 0.
Sometimes the oil pressure gauge itself can be at fault. If you find that the gauge shows low pressure after oil change as well, then you can be certain that there is something wrong with the oil pressure reader itself. Replacing the oil pressure gauge should solve the problem.