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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Question: Where is the Oil pressure sending unit? Have looked all over engine...

 

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Rockman1974, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Virginia Beach, VA, August 28, 2013, 09:24
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Seem to have low oil pressure. Changed oil, no difference. oil light still flickers when hot, and idling in gear.

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    bungle August 28, 2013, 10:53
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    The 1.8t engine can and does sludge up if you dont do regular oil changes with synthetic oil, i hope it is just the sending unit, do a internet search.

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    Rockman1974, September 06, 2013, 15:10
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    I found it... It's right above the oil cooler on the front of the engine. You have to use a really bright light to see it. Getting to it however, is a different matter.

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    Ratchetjames April 20, 2014, 07:30
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    I think it is below intake onfront of engine . We had same problem .Our light came on at 2000RPM . Used oil that owners book said met there specs . It sludged up oil pan ,oil pump pickup tube . We had 50 psi oil presser at 1000 rpm , 20 psi at 3000rpm . Cleaned out oil pump pickup tube and sludge in oil pan . Changed to full synthetic oil . V W extended warranty on 1.8 turbo Passet but not on 1.8 turbo beetle . Said they were not same engine . Oil we used is the one that says it does not sludge, but it does in V W , Aldi and other Inports. Our sending unit was good but replaced it anyway . V W dealer was no help . To bad ,so sad......

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