'89 Escort GT: Oil Light and Flickering Headlights?
First time poster to this lovely forum. Just bought an '89 Escort GT that had been sitting for about 4 years (but started weekly and run up and down the drive).
About half an hour ago after dropping off a buddy, I gave it a bit of a boot up one of our residential streets, getting it up to around 50 MPH and not doing more than about 4000-4500 RPM. Immediately after, the oil pressure light came on, and stayed on except for flicking out a couple of times. Then as I pulled into my street the headlights starting flickering on and off, and continued to do so after I shut the engine off.
I'm not really a mechanic but I wanted to propose a theory. Maybe as I ran the engine up to speed, the oil pump had to work faster and then sucked power from the alternator? Does this sound plausible or am I out to lunch? I'm hoping it doesn't need anything drastic but please do offer any help or suggestions. I'm heading to bed so the car is going to sit overnight now anyways. Thanks in advance!