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Old 10-09-2007, 12:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just took my car for a 5 hour trip, there and back, for a rugby game in Quantico. On my way home I noticed my oil light would flicker...and then go away. It never stays on though.

Today I noticed it still does it, usually in lower girls or when the rpm drops. I tried checking the oil, and it was hard to tell how much I had because it looks like the dip stick was burned...so it was hard to tell. I just changed oil when I got the car at the beginning of the summer. Any ideas?
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Either your low on oil or your sensor is at fault.
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yahh...thats the only thing i could come up with.

im going to see if i can clean the dip stick a lil better tmrw and see where that gets me.
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i had the same problem. it flickered a lot more when i went around turns also. and it turned out to be low oil that managed to barely trip the sensor. the problem was that my oil cap on the top of the motor is leaking, check yours?

i think i need to get a new o-ring for it because i've no leaks below.
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hey, good call. ill check that. thx
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Well...

When you check your oil, make sure your engine is cold...

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My dip stick is fairly burnt as well...
But i can still tell what the level is...

If your light is comming on then i would say that you dont have enough oil to coat the dipstick...
When its almost time for a service my oil level is fairly low...
Down around the twisted bit at the bottom of the dip stick...
My light hasn't come on yet tho...
And my light works...




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Are you using a Hyundai oil filter? I have seen where the oil filter causes the light to come on. Especially Fram filters.
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