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    Hi,

    I've has my 280ps VXR for about 3 months and really loving it however the oil light is now coming on for a few minutes when the engine is cold, the colder it is the longer it stays on. I did check the dip stick and it looked like it had been over filled a bit so I've changed the oil and filter but still getting the problem. I will probably take it in to vx but wondered if anyone else has experienced this and would know the cause, faulty censor?? The car runs fine btw apart from the light

    Thanks in advance !!

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    Which oil did you put in? I can't for the life of me remember if the light comes on for low oil pressure or not.

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    Mobil One Fully Synthetic, the light was coming on before the oil and filter change though

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    Took the car Vx today and although they can see the oil light on they have no idea whats causing it and suggested replacing the oil pump but I hear this is very expensive. Does anyone know of anything that may be causing the problem, the car stil drives fine but the oil light comes on when cold and when the revs stay above roughly 2.5-3k rpm

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    I would look into getting the oil pressure read? Could be a problem when its cold. From experience, the oil light only comes on with pressure below 0.5 psi!! (normal idle pressure is usually about 2psi AFAIK)

    Or it could be a faulty level sensor in the sump?

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    weird though I'd think I'd see some difference in performance or feel had a look on other forums and it seems people get the issue more when the car is hot not cold ??? will try and find somewhere that'll do a pressure test to put the mind at rest already asked vx and they said they wouldn't do it (helpful)!

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    Can uuse the on board computer secret settings to see what the oil pressure is?
    Not sure if it shows up in the diagnostics screen tho?
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    I'm with Rob any decent garage can check oil pressure for you they will have guage and lines it's basic engineering.(as you say helpfull VX again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnybravo View Post
    I'm with Rob any decent garage can check oil pressure for you they will have guage and lines it's basic engineering.(as you say helpfull VX again)
    I would have thought basic mechanics?! Have a look for a back street garage that actually employs mechanics, not part fitters like at every dealers!

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