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  • avatar 0patience 02/01/08 7:47 pm PST

    Why was the intake gasket changed?
    If it was leaking coolant into the oil, then you have a bigger problem than the light coming on.

    What is your oil pressure? Do you have a gauge or only the light?
    If increasing the rpms makes the light go out, then it sounds like it is operating properly and you have an oil pressure problem.
    Ignoring it will only make it worse.

    You need to find out what your oil pressure actually is when the light is coming on. If it is less than 10 psi, the you have a bigger problem. If the coolant got into the oil from the intake gasket, then it has likely done damage to the bearings.

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  • 0patience 02/01/08 7:47 pm PST

    Why was the intake gasket changed?
    If it was leaking coolant into the oil, then you have a bigger problem than the light coming on.

    What is your oil pressure? Do you have a gauge or only the light?
    If increasing the rpms makes the light go out, then it sounds like it is operating properly and you have an oil pressure problem.
    Ignoring it will only make it worse.

    You need to find out what your oil pressure actually is when the light is coming on. If it is less than 10 psi, the you have a bigger problem. If the coolant got into the oil from the intake gasket, then it has likely done damage to the bearings.

  • sandman235 02/02/08 8:04 am PST

    I agree there is an oil press problem that needs to be addressed but I don't think it is coolent in the oil. A partially restricted oil pickup screen or weak pump or worn bearings might be the reason your pressure is low at idle in gear. It might also just be a sender so you really need to put a gauge on it so you know for sure. Was the intake gasket changed because of a vacume leak? A leak of this kind could cause sludge in an engine if it leaked long enough, did the repair shop mention if there was any sludge when they changed the gasketd? If the oil fill is in a valve cover, you can look to see if there is any built up sludge that might have been broken loose and is plugging the oil pickup. Opatience is right, you need to check the actual pressure with a gauge asap.

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