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The car is a 2001 S60 T5. The LOW OIL PRESSURE STOP ASAP alert keeps popping up intermittently, my oil level is OK when I check and it only comes up when I slow down or come to a stop. Could it be a dirty sensor? I am due for a service this weekend (even though my service required indicator hasn't showed).<p>Even at low speeds it doesn't come on and only when stopping. When I am stationary (idle) it doesn't come on. It pops up during traffic driving (frequent stop and go). I have also seen it pop up during cornering (left turns only). It also doesn't result in higher temperatures. I can go for days without it showing.<p>Has anyone else had this problem and how can it be fixed.<p>Thanks in advance.
 

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im going to go out on a limb here, but LISTEN TO YOUR CAR.. shut it off and get it towed before you severly destroy something.
 

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+1. Not the type of warning signal to ignore, I would have it checked by a mechanic. Not saying there is a real problem, I don't know, just IMHO better safe than sorry.
 

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I wouldn't ignore that warning. There may be many reasons for it, some of them inocuous (like a bad sensor) and some of them really bad (like a bad pump or clogged filter/line).
 

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Update: The problem happened to be the oil pan o-rings. I got it checked out and found out that there is usually a problem with a seal in the oil pump which becomes worn after a while that may contribute to the alert that I got on the dash. Again thanks for the advice.<p>At least if anyone has the same problem in the future they will know the solution <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And good news the gasket was rather cheap <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Hi,<p>I have the exact same symptoms on my 1996 960. I haven't driven it since I noticed the problem and I'm awaiting my mechanic friend to come and investigate.<p>From your last comment, that the gasket was cheap, I guess I should hope it's that! Was it an easy job to fix? I was expecting that this problem would probably be too expensive to fix, thus scrap my car.<p>Could you give me any more details to pass on please? <p>Many thanks indeed<p>Simon
 

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The gasket set is cheap, the labor is about 3 to 4 hours.<br>Lots of cleaning involved along with the new O-rings<br>(Just had it done YESTERDAY to one of the cars I have for sale)<br>You have to do it right and by doing so, <I>cleaning out all the crud in the pan</I>, will let the engine lead a <B>very long life</B> afterwards
 

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That sounds good, I really hope this is the problem with mine!!<p>I'd like to order the parts in readiness for my mechanic friend coming (and in the hope that this is my problem). What do I need to order?<p>Thanks a lot for your help<p>Simon
 

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O ring kit xxx (don't have the slip in front of me) and a couple of cheap other little clips, etc.<br>The parts are cheap, it's the labor $$ so make sure that if you're spending the money, to have that <B>oil pan completely</B><B> cleaned</B> throughly
 
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