intermiitent oil light

Asked by Apr 02, 2013 at 08:30 PM about the 2004 Subaru Forester X

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

runs well, min oil loss, no overheating, but oil light comes on occassionally. dealer "no problems" approx.
170k miles , auto trans. reg oil chngs c synthetic.

any help appreciated

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ILL assume when idling when this light comes on. otherwise it is a problem, Try a heaver oil next change, and maybe a different brand of oil filter

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105,395

Put an auxiliary oil pressure gauge on it, that way you will know if it is an oil pressure problem or just a sender going out.

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