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PostSubject: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:26 pm

So what causes the oil light to flicker at idle when the car is full with oil and the idle is correct? Oil pump getting ready to take a dump????? What a Face affraid What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:39 pm

Thin oil, worn engine, idle too low, maybe a bad pressure switch... Mine does it too when it's warm and the idle is too low. I think my oil is too thin.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:16 am

Queue scary music here.

You don't want to know what I think it is... affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:26 am

Yes. Yes, I do.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:51 am


What he said. Flickering isn't a super big concern.
Use HD 30 in a VW. It has the extra zinc the cams and stuff require.
Be sure the fan is clear.
You could maybe use 1 quart of HD 40 in it to thicken it up for summer hot weather.

If you can't fin HD single weights on the shelf, ask. They'll likely have it in the back. Buy the case. You'll eventually use it.

CIP1 I think has a heavy duty oil pump that moves 30% more oil.
If not try JBugs.
I don't remember for sure where I got mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:07 am

Oil, Castrol HD 30, Miles since change less than 100. Idle perfect, Car does not burn any oil. Light seams to come on after driving in hot weather only. I think that I will change the pressure switch for fun. !!
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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:45 pm

Lita had same problem, was connection at voltage regulator.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:23 pm

MoonMullins wrote:
Lita had same problem, was connection at voltage regulator.
Wow well Hello there Dewey!! I will check my connection at the volt reg.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:11 am

Valvoline Racing 20-50.

But that is not why your light is flickering...

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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:55 pm

Could be the hot weather. As long as it's a flicker, you're probably OK.
Yes, change the switch.

20 anything is too thin outside of winter. You'll need a zinc additive if you're not using HD rated oil.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:27 am

Hmmm...

Today's a good day for an oil change... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:18 am

How is your oil light Breck? Did you get to the bottom of it???

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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:57 pm

Yep...I found the perfect solution.....I sold the car!! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:17 am

You sold Pete! Wow, there is a shocker.

Well, it is like you said, at least you don't have to worry about worn rod bearings now.

Total speculation on my part... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:43 pm

Mateo wrote:
You sold Pete! Wow, there is a shocker.

Well, it is like you said, at least you don't have to worry about worn rod bearings now.

Total speculation on my part... Wink

You jinxed it! If my bug starts knocking, I'm holding you responsible! Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:11 am

Mateo wrote:
You sold Pete! Wow, there is a shocker.

Well, it is like you said, at least you don't have to worry about worn rod bearings now.

Total speculation on my part... Wink
Not Pete, The white 74 super was sold. Pete is here safe at home.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil light flickers while at Idle   Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:20 am

What! Oh wait, I think I remember that whole deal...

Hard to keep up! Shocked

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