Oil pressure switch problems.

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Oil pressure switch problems.

Post by Old Mac Rocco » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:40 pm

Been trying to get my car ready for Biggar on Sunday but I had a oil leak problem. :think:
I thought I had solved it when I noticed that oil was coming out the end of the oil pressure switch. :D
Off I went to my nearest Euro Car Parts depot and picked up a new switch. :D :D
Put my new switch in and there is no oil coming out of the end. :D :D :D
NOW I have a flashing oil warning light on my dash display which I didn't have before. :o :crazy: :wtf: :oops:
What the h--l have I done wrong, apart from using Euro Car Parts ????????
I don't fancy a 140 mile round trip to Biggar with a flashing oil warning light.
On Googling the number on the old switch it directs me to the vw Heritage page for .........Oil pressure switches including the MK2 Scirocco 1984-92, so as I never had any flashing lights with this one in I assume it is the right one.
I am going to remove the new one as there is a part No on it as well and check what it is.
Any advice is appreciated.
Mean while 24mm socket back out and do a swop, new out - old back in.
Also posting this on the Register.
I drive a 1987 Mk 11 Scirocco GT 1.6 Carb - daily driver.

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Re: Oil pressure switch problems.

Post by Brunty » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:13 am

You'll have fitted the wrong switch, that's all. There should be a low and high pressure switch, and they are colour coded. If you look in the Haynes it should show which you're after :)
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Re: Oil pressure switch problems.

Post by Old Mac Rocco » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:40 am

Older and wiser now.
Didn't realise there were different pressure switches.
It showed up as suitable for an EW engine which I believe mine is.
Just means a 30 mile round trip to exchange it.
I drive a 1987 Mk 11 Scirocco GT 1.6 Carb - daily driver.

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