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Old 08-06-2011, 01:17 AM   #29
island808
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Originally Posted by rvt View Post
Assuming the lamp is for oil pressure, surely this should never come on, except for the brief moment after startup while it builds pressure?

If it is indicating low pressure, the oil is either REALLY thin, or worse, low. Of course, if it was low, the light would probably stay on and the motor would self destruct...
Your oil can't get that thin. If the light went on, the sump was dry or it was a temp light. My experience left me with about 500 ml of oil burn in that 2 hours of traffic sitting, and I was shutting off my engine. Luckily I was full when I set out, but was below sightglass when I got to work.
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