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Old 12-21-2004, 12:55 PM
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Since last week, I have seen my OIL light flashing on my dashboard. It continued 2 or 3 minutes after the engine start. My car is 97 A4 1.8T.
3 weeks ago I just changed the temperature sensor at Audi. Is there any problems or is it an ordinary service alarm? Please let me know as soon as possible.
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You mean it says "OIL" on the odometer when you firsts start the car? If so then its just a service reminder.
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Look in your manual. A big blinking red oil pressure light means you have a problem - do not continue to drive your car. Get your car serviced. Could be a dying oil pump, bad sensor, clogged filter or screen, may point to a sludge problem...
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I checked it again. The "OIL" light on speedometer has been blinking in a minute after the engine start. After that, everything is normal.
However, the engine is quite noisy; I guess the reason might be cold weather. I live in Toronto and yesterday it was -15 celsius. I am not sure what the problem is.
Please let me know.
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i had that happen to me, and i poured about 1 liter of oil in and the light stopped flashing
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uh - check your dipstick before you go pouring oil into your engine. Too much oil will blow seals and then you have a major mess.
If you are seeing the service reminder, there is no way to clear it on the 97 A4 except for a vag com. "OIL" blinking is not a low oil warning. Its just a service reminder and is triggered by milestons on the odometer.

Our engines are noisier in the cold weather. That sis common. If you use a 10W oil, try going to a 5W in cold months.
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Old 12-21-2004, 09:17 PM
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Thank you a lot.
I guess the oil level is enough. That must be the service reminder.
I am going to use 0W or 5W Mobil after 2K.
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u reset the computer u have to use a computer to restart the service
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a Vag must be used to reset this service reminder on a 97, but on a 98 and 99 you can do it yourself.
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You mean it says "OIL" on the odometer when you firsts start the car? If so then its just a service reminder.
However...
Look in your manual. A big blinking red oil pressure light means you have a problem - do not continue to drive your car. Get your car serviced. Could be a dying oil pump, bad sensor, clogged filter or screen, may point to a sludge problem...
Will a vag-com be able to identify what exactly is the problem?
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