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Oil Pressure LIght

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Old 05-06-2010, 07:26 PM
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My 2006 F4i has the correct amount of oil in it, but the oil pressure light sometimes comes on while I am waiting for the traffic light to change. It has done this on 3 occassions. When I rev the engine or starting riding the light goes off. The last two times that it occurred, I made a point of looking at my tach. On both occassions it was in the 1,100 to 2,000 rpm range. Any ideas as to the source of the problem?
 
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:13 PM
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what type and weight of oil
 
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:44 PM
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10w 40 but I'm not sure of the type. I had it changed at a shop while they were doing some other work. I just know that it is not synthetic.
 

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Old 05-06-2010, 10:33 PM
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Sounds to me like you are running oil that is too light and with the heat is losing enough viscosity to trigger the light while idleing. I would start with an oil change. If its thin enough to trigger the light then it is thin enough to provide less protection to your tranny and engine. Rotella T synthetic in 5w-40 seams to be a big hit. I run it and like it.
 
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