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oil pressure light :s

Bit worried about this one - should i be??

Got my alfa 2nd hand and about 2000 miles after running it the bottom end bearings started going klunk klunk klunk...previous owner had run it dry at some point! to cut a long story short i got a new (refurb) engine from italautos and its been running beautifuly since.

as you can guess i've religiously checked the oil levels and they're never anything less than max, but ive noticed a couple of times when cornering HARD right (roundabout on a quiet night stylee) and once under heavy breaking (emergency stop - bus decided to drive up my side of the road at me!) the oil pressure light has flicked on for a second.

Is this a normal positional thing or do i need to get this looked into?

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Re: oil pressure light :s

Hi rahul83,

Sounds like this:-

Wet sump - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Have you tried filling it up a bit more, there's usually a bit of margin above the max mark on the dipstick that may help.

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ta, i'll fill to the max plus a tiny bit more and see if that helps.
is there any change that the engine is being damaged during these brief (<1 second) periods?
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Re: oil pressure light :s

Hi rahul, glad to hear your car is still running well , but sorry to hear your having troubles again, my reason for this message is I do remember your car even though its 18 months ago as there was a similiar problem with your oil light when it came in to us, and if I remember rightly it was a wiring fault. I would like to say dont worry its probably the same again and it might well be, but as you are well aware with alfas you cant be too carefull. If I can be of assistance again feel free to give me a call.I'm sure you still have our numbers but if not they can be found on our website as I'm not really supposed to advertise our numbers on here. look forward to speaking with you.
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