Re: Low engine oil warning: what should I do or not do?
Hello Rockhopper - thanx for the reply.
In my ignorance I took the risk already....I drove to a friend of mine (about 7miles) who knows his stuff, and he suggested the following:
1-the car wouldnt have survived the journey to his place if indeed the oil pressure was low (had I known this, I would never attempted it).
2- Oil pressure is max when the oil is cold, and so If the low oil pressure warning came on immediately as I started the engine this morning, indicates an electrinic rather than a mechanical problem
3- The fact that the warning is constantly on regardless of idle, low or high revs also indicates electronic fault because in high revs the pressure should build up and the warning should dissappear.
4- We checked the oil from the dipstick on white papaer and there was no sign of any sparkilng metal under bright light. This indicates that the engine is ok.
We lifted the car in search of the oil pressure sensor but he couldnt locate it
If ayone has a photo or can describe its location, please please let me know.
The final bit of advice I got from my friend was that of tomorrow morning the warning DOES NOT show up, I should be worried and not move the car. He expects it to be on, as the hypothesis is that it is indeed the sensor.
I can not hear any funny noise from the engine. If there is a noise caused would this be subtle or even an untrained ear (like mine) would hear it?
What do you guys think of all this?
The thing is I need the car to go to work and I dont really have an alternative...
So PLEASE PLEASE if you could let me know where the sensor is I would be grateful.
Last edited by solpap; 18-02-08 at 09:19.