warm engine oil light

Asked by Oct 24, 2014 at 10:27 PM about the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

so for some reason my car over heated about a week ago i parked it checked it out
fluids wer low. after that it seemed to get warm fast but never over heat. now when i
drive it for about 20 minutes or so it  gets to about the 5/8th mark and goes down a
little but then the oil light starts blinking but not buzzing im not sure what is wrong.

i run 5w30 weight oil and the engine is around 190k miles

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The overheat could have damaged the oil sender, but I would have the oil pressure double checked to be sure, An overheated engine can have trouble that may not show up immediately but will down the road, so watch your fluid levels closely, if you notice any change in color or levels get it checked out before you loose an engine.

i want sure because the oil light does not come on at higher rpm and the buzzer never comes on

86,445

That is why I recommended the pressure test.

k thx ill check that out

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