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Our 2001 GTI oil pressure sensor keeps going off. I'm not…

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Our 2001 GTI oil...

Our 2001 GTI oil pressure sensor keeps going off.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is your oil pump? Has the check engine light come on?

I'm not sure how old how old the pump is, but the engine check light has not come on.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your GTI yourself? What have you tried so far?

We have replaced the sensor.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Thats it!

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: VW
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VW Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 10 months ago
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VW Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 10 months ago

The common problem is oil sludge clogging the pickup tube which makes oil pressure low at idle. You can try a engine flush, a couple back to back treatments may be enough but if that doesn't help you will need to remove the oil pan to clean out pan and pickup tube. Let me know if you have more questions or if there is anything else I can do to help. Thanks.

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