Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 02:51:54 +0100 From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> Subject: Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED 9-5 Oil Light on but plenty of oil?
John B wrote: > On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 18:15:48 GMT, Al <alistairdorenospamo.com> wrote: > > Just test drove a 9-5, (1999 9-5 S) when she warmed up the oil light came > > on with a "bing!" Now I clearly don't want to buy it if there's a problem, > > but there's plenty of oil in it and no nasty noises, and it's going for a > > good price. > > Is that model/year subject to the "oil sludge" problem? If so, that could be > making the oil warning light come on. But if replacing the sender fixes the > problem, then I guess it's OK. Unless the dealer fixes the problem by removing > the oil warning light bulb. I've only heard of sludge being an issue in the USA. Choice of oil ? Btw - my ex-g/f of old once had an Iranian lodger ( he was here to avoid the Iran - Iraq war and kept failing his exams on purpose to stay here ) who bought an old Honda / Nissan whatever. One day he mentioned the oil light was on. Turned out it had been on for weeks. A quick inspection showed a lack of oil in the sump ! Literally nothing at all showing on the dipstick. It still ran though....... Graham