October 27, 2009, 7:08 pm
Not sure what's causing this. Oil light on my 01 1.8 tddi had started to flicker a few days ago so topped up with a litre of 5w30, now light is starting to stay on when engine is warmed up, halfway mark on temp gauge. Driving home tonight I noticed the engine seemed a little more "ticky" than usual and when I pulled up I gave it a good rev and a LOT of black smoke poured out the pipe. Please tell me this is something simple like a pressure switch and not a dead/dying engine. Car has 115,000 on the clock and has been pretty good up to now.
October 28, 2009, 11:25 am
October 28, 2009, 3:14 pm
Okay, it's not the pressure switch, put a new one in and light is still flickering, so any ideas would be much appreciated
October 28, 2009, 3:55 pm
is your oil level ok? if your oil is disapearing along with black smoke your engine could be burning it. sounds like a head gasket or valve guides problem.
October 28, 2009, 5:29 pm
No the oil level is okay, but now the oil light is staying on yet there's no knocking from the engine. Mechanic has told me £30+ for a diagnostic test, pressure test I assume. Put some engine flush through but no luck there.
October 29, 2009, 3:47 pm
when did the car last have an oil change, as a clogged oil filter could cause the light or even the pump starting to give up.
November 1, 2009, 12:51 am
This happened to me a few weeks ago resulting in cam belt going and having to have another engine. In future I won't ignore the light.
January 3, 2010, 10:43 am
[quote name='hubballi' post='47824' date='Nov 1 2009, 01:01 AM']This happened to me a few weeks ago resulting in cam belt going and having to have another engine. In future I won't ignore the light.[/quote]
Iv'e had the same proplem i changed the oil/filter job done
January 3, 2010, 11:58 am
i would get the engine tested, make sure you are getting good oil pressure. could be a failing pump?
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