Re: 850 turbo oil light question
Change the oil pressure sender. You could rig up a test set up for it
using air pressure and a test light, but the senders aren't that
expensive.. if you are of a mind to, add an oil pressure gauge, and
use a sender that has dual outputs- one for the light and one for the
gauge. I think VDO makes these.
Thomas M. Keller <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got a '95 850 turbo wagon, about 165,000 miles on it. I
>saw the oil light come on two weeks ago (just flickered on and went
>off). I pulled off the road, shut her down and checked the oil, and
>it was a little low, but not even below the ADD line.
> I saw it come on, briefly and during acceleration, a couple of
>times in the last two weeks, so took it in this morning for an oil
>change. I told the mechanic about the light, but they didn't find
>anything obvious (this is not a Volvo dealer or foreign car place, but
>a local mechanic that I've been using for years for general repairs).
>Later, as I drove it home, the light came on again, and I know the oil
> There is no top-end noise, no lifter noise, and everything
>seems fine. There is no engine oil smoke, no drips. It sounds
>exactly the same as it always did.
> But I'm taught to be extremely afraid anytime an oil light
>comes on. Anyone have experience with this issue? Is there some oil
>check level that could be gummed up and registering wrong (best-case
>scenario) or is it more likely that the light is right, and the
>problem is the oil is not being circulated to the level it should be?
> South Dakota Tom
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