oil pressure

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by species8350, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. species8350

    species8350 Guest

    ref pug 205 1.6 gti

    I noticed a swing on the oil pressure gauge recently - from normal to

    I though that I might be low on oil, but on checking, it is at the
    usual level (full).

    The temperature of the oil is normal.

    On going uphill or downhill, the pressure is normal. On level ground
    the pressure is normal.

    Can I assume that these occasional swings in the oil pressure reading
    from normal to low is simply due to the fact that the oil pump is
    showing signs of age.

    species8350, Mar 13, 2010
  2. species8350

    al Guest

    Possibly oil pressure relief valve sticking?
    al, Mar 13, 2010
  3. species8350

    species8350 Guest


    Presumably if this is the fault, then occasional sticking should not
    be a problem.
    species8350, Mar 13, 2010
  4. species8350

    al Guest

    If it doesn't get any worse then yes but.......................

    al, Mar 13, 2010
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