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I have a 2006 1.4 petrol astra. the oil pressure light is on

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I have a 2006 1.4 petrol astra. the oil pressure light is on and is making a loud ticking noise
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vauxhall
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Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello I'd 1st suggest measuring the actual oil pressure with separate mechanical gauge - this can be plumbed into the engine via the current pressure switch port - if you use a Tee piece you can keep the pressure switch plumbed in as well and so see if the low pressure light corresponds to a low pressure reading. As its intermittent and you have no rumbling or rattling noises from the engine its likely to be an electrical fault so 1st check the connection to the pressure switch is bright and clean and check back along the switch wiring for any signs of damage to the insulation As if the wire is grounded out at any point then this will also turn on the light. if this is all OK and the oil pressure is at least 1.3Bar ( 20psi) at hot idle then replace the switch If you do have a low pressure reading and to turn on the light it will be very low about 5psi then replace the oil pump and ensure that the pump pickup in the sump hasn't come loose or is blocked
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