Join Date: Aug 2011
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I agree with jjkz24. There may be different ways the oil light can manifest itself. The important fact is that regardless of what the light does, there is a serious concern that you may have a low oil pressure inside the engine. Hence it is best to address it so that the light goes away completely. If you haven't already, please replace the oil sending unit ($9 part). Should take you 30 mins. If the problem persists, you may have a bigger issue (oil pump, failing bearings). Having an aftermarket oil pressure gauge is a plus. If you do get one, make sure its a quality unit and please don't install a mechanical oil gauge inside the car - only electrical. I suggest you get a digital gauge as it's easier to read. Driving around with oil light may potentially cause more internal damage if there is a problem with the oil pressure. However, if there is an oil pressure problem, the fact is, the engine will likely need to be rebuilt or replaced. Simply replacing the oil pump may not solve the problem since low oil pressure (unless caught and addressed right away in rare cases) will cause damage to rod and main bearings within seconds.