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Originally Posted by symon View Post

How long has it been like this?

A flickering oil pressure light on a TS nearly always means that damage has occured, and running on 5w-30 has probably done it.

It is too thin when hot for the oil pump to maintain the correct pressure at idle.
Damn! However, I have only done 150 miles since filling with 5W30 so looks like a change to 10W40 semi-synthetic is called for. Nothing I like better (!!) than getting under the car in freezing bloody cold weather.
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