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October 15, 2011, 9:32 pm

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Question: blinking oil light

my car's oil light was blinking and white smoke out of tail pipe, and a guy said to change my oil, well, I did and it stopped smoking and no oil light, two weeks later, oil light is back, but no white smoke, so...??

October 18, 2011, 5:44 pm

Ron W
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Either your oil pressure sender is failing, or you have an oil pressure problem. The senders are usually under $25 and are easy to replace. If it's a pressure problem, some engine tear down might be necessary. From your description, the sender sounds more likely.

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