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 Post subject: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:00 pm 
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Hey, Im new to all this! About 2 months ago I bought a Seat Leon mk1 1.8T and just yesterday I was driving up the Dualer and a heard 3 beeps and the oil light was flashing. 1st thing I pulled over and checked oil but oil level was good. I drove again and about 10 minutes later the same happened again! It seems to drive ok.

Any idea what causing this? Anyone has this issue?


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:33 pm 
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The oil pick up and strainer in the sump are notorious for getting blocked in the VAG 1.8T engine. Would get it checked pronto and don't drive the car until rectified.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:43 pm 
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As above John, don't risk driving it until you have it checked.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:46 pm 
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Cheers guys. I googled it but there was a lot of different answers! It doesnt go on when I start the car, only when im doing a about 10-15 miles then comes on.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:47 pm 
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Probably because the oil pressure has to build up for the warning alarm to go off.

It's not a massive job to replace it, sump off, swap the pick up and sump back on.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:58 pm 
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Any of you guys know anyone who you could recommend to do it around Dundee area? Would it be costly?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:38 pm 
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Hey guys, Today I done the challenge, Sump off, Oil pick up pipe cleaned, was very blocked, no phone atm so unfortunately no pictures. Bought a new sump bolt but old and new kept spinning and not tightening, So i applied alot of the gasket seal stuff that I used for the sump. So far so good, Think it will be alright?


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:57 pm 
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So your sump drain plug is rounded?
When it gets hot there's a good chance it will fall out.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:23 pm 
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No it will not be alright. Sounds like you have stripped the threads on your sump by overtightening the drain plug. It is easy done on an alloy sump. New sump required, or a helicoil/timesert might work.

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