Oil Light?

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  1. Angelic

    Angelic Kickin' back :3

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    I have a question. Theres a light that flashes on and off on my dash, and it looks like it's the oil light. What is that for, and why would it be flashing on and off? I seems to come on when I brake mostly, but it's staying on longer and longer. :(
     
  2. Shyster1

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    When was the last time you checked your oil, in particular, how much you have in there?
     
  3. Angelic

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    Well I know it hasn't even been 3,000 miles since my last oil change. You think Im running low on oil? I heard older engines burn up some, and mine is past the 150,000 mark. :eek:

    I'll check the oil level later.
     
  4. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    Does the light look like this?

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  5. Angelic

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    Yes Stewie, that's it. Cmon, I think I know what an oil light looks like! :rolleyes::p
     
  6. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    Sorry, from your original post you sounded like you're not sure, I just wanted to make sure. :eek:

    In simple English, that light means the oil is running low. Like Shyster stated, check the oil level. Make sure you check it when the car is on a flat surface, start and warm the engine a bit, shut it off but wait about a minute, then check the oil level. If it's too low showing from the dip stick, add some oil (same as the one you used before), close the oil cap, start the engine and let it run for a minute, shut it off and wait another minute, then check the level again. Repeat until the oil is showing at the right level.
     
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    It's ok Stewie...your right...I wasn't sure. :eek:

    I'll have to add some oil in the morning. :(
     
  8. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    Don't worry, it's shouldn't be anything critical. ;)
     
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    ^^^^^^^^No,No,No,No,No............................
    Do you know how many engines have lost their lives to people just ignoring low oil lights and saying;"I'll just check it in the morning ?" I have for one.
    If you have a low oil indicator flashing, it could just be a faulty relay or quirky bulb, but if you really are low on oil, and continue to drive your vehicle........
    Wait till the morning if your not gonna drive any more tonight.
    Remember: Oil is the lifeblood of your engine.
     
  10. Angelic

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    Im not going anywhere tonight Travis. I promise to check it first thing in the morning, I swear. I love my car.:)
     
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