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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:22 am 
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Car Model: 9-3 TTiD MY08
Hi all.

Bought the car a year ago. Soon after i began noticing the oil pressure light flashed during cold starts - no problem, I knew about the problem with oil pickup seal and had it changed.

However, the occasional flashes of oil pressure light still remained.

To date, the following has been tried, no success:
  • Oil pickup seal replaced
  • Oil changes, different oils and filters
  • Measurement of oil pressures at 3 different workshops - OK (one of them mentioned that the initial pressure rise during cold start was a bit slow)
  • New oil pressure sensors (2 of them, including 1 original), new oil level sensor
  • Oil pump replacement, another oil pickup seal change

As you might imagine, I'm quite frustrated with this topic already.

Only abnormal thing I notice is a certain squeal at > 2500 rpm or so after a cold start for a hundred meters or so. Afterwards everything is excellent. Someone had similar issue caused by a broken intake manifold bolt - I had the manifold bolts checked, all were fine.
Engine is a bit oily from the outside, but the parking space is clean.

Any other ideas or recommendations?

Thank you in advance!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:41 pm 
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Joined: Wed May 29, 2019 4:03 pm
Posts: 5
Car Model: 9-3
Hi I am have the same problem with my 2011 ttid after having my oil pump replaced. Im waiting on my mechanic to come back off holidays so I can get the car back to him.
What I have been told is.. if the sump is not cleaned ( oil strainer and pick up pipe ) before been put back it can throw the oil light on.
My mechanic insists that he cleaned mine so I am at a lost.
If I get anywhere with mine I will let you know.
Good luck with yours


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:22 pm 
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Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:47 pm
Posts: 649
Location: Sunny Chester
Car Model: 9-3SW Sportwagon Aero TTiD
The oil pressure seal on the sump is really easy to dislodge when refitting, it's easy if you're willing to drop the subframe enough to offer the sump up square rather than posting it in to the gap above the subframe.


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