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Old 09-06-2012, 09:37 AM   #2787
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2015 Subaru STI
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Originally Posted by skullygurl11 View Post
Yesterday morning when I left for work I noticed that my oil light was faintly on... I checked the oil and it seemed fine. ( I am concerned because I got in an accident about 2 weeks ago and i dont know if it could be from that although the only things that got replaced were the front bumper, hood, headlights and radiator support) Started driving and it went off. Is this an indication that I need a sensor or that my oil pump is going or something? Is there a way to test it or just wait until it goes?
Usually this means a failed pickup tube, but if that were the case your motor would already be toast.

It could be that your sensor (under the alternator) is making a faulty connection.

The factory oil pressure light is set to come on at 2-3psi. Generally, by the time you see the light, the damage is already done. I call it the new motor needed light.
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