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Oil pressure warning light

So the other day I noticed upon start up, my 2000 Corollas oil pressure light stayed on for a second. It now is doing this every start up. It then will turn off after one second and remain off for the rest of the drive. I did an oil change a month ago and my level was fine when I checked it recently. I also have never had any consumption issues for my six years of ownership (lucky me) My question is should I be worried? It this maybe just the pump working harder to build pressure? My Corolla does have 228,000 klm.
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What kind of oil-consumption do your engine have?

Typically longer pressure-buildup is caused by worn bearings. These cause larger clearances and it takes more oil-volume and flow to build up to same pressure. I replace rod-bearings on my track car every 200-hrs or once per year, whichever comes first.
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What kind of oil-consumption do your engine have?

Typically longer pressure-buildup is caused by worn bearings. These cause larger clearances and it takes more oil-volume and flow to build up to same pressure. I replace rod-bearings on my track car every 200-hrs or once per year, whichever comes first.

Mine has very little oil consumption.
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[QUOTE=DannoXYZ;14062068]What kind of oil-consumption do your engine have?

Typically longer pressure-buildup is caused by worn bearings. These cause larger clearances and it takes more oil-volume and flow to build up to same pressure. I replace rod-bearings on my track car every 200-hrs or once per year, whichever comes first.[/QUOTE


the oil pressure light will stay on for a second after cold start. It seems to not do it as much if the engine is warm though. Luckily it wont come back during the actual drive. So your saying it's basically just signs of internal bearing wear?
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I did an oil change a month ago and my level was fine when I checked it recently.
These vehicles need to be checked every time you put gas in them!!
I would go check your oil level and I bet you are low.

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These vehicles need to be checked every time you put gas in them!!
I would go check your oil level and I bet you are low.
Don't worry my oil level is on full mark. In the 6 years I have owned mine it has hardly ever consumed any oil. I guess I am one of the lucky few to not have oil consumption on an 8th gen Corolla.
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Does the light shut off immediately if you start the engine shortly after turning it off?

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Does the light shut off immediately if you start the engine shortly after turning it off?
Yes I would agree with that. The light Seems to shut off quicker if the car has been driven, then I restart it. It's on for a solid second upon a cold start though. Thanks for the help.
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What kind of oil are you using?
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What kind of oil are you using?
Hey Danno. When I did my last oil change a month ago I used Penzoil Conventional 5w30. The 2 prior oil changes were done using Castrol conventional and Castrol high milage 5w30. I use Motomaster oil filters which claim to have an anti drain back valve.
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What region of world are you?
What is ambient outside air-temp when you go to start car?
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What region of world are you?
What is ambient outside air-temp when you go to start car?
I'm in Southwestern Ontario. The Spring season has been been around 15-25 Celsius. I also usually start my car in the afternoons.
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On you next oil-change, try lower-weight cold-start 0w30 oil and see if it reduces oil-light time. This will give you thinner oil when engine is cold and same oil-thickness at operating temperatures.

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Personally, I would drop oil-pan and measure clearance for each rod-bearing. Having that data will be very valuable in analysing this issue.

Would also connect mechanical oil-pressure gauge in parallel with existing oil-pressure sender to verify actual oil-pressure and if your oil-light is operating properly. I've seen many cases where sender is clogged with sludge and it sends false data to dash.
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This is how long my '95's light stays on. As far back as I can remember, it's always been like this. Maybe yours is normal.

Cold Start


Hot Start


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This is how long my '95's light stays on. As far back as I can remember, it's always been like this. Maybe yours is normal.

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Hy Apples555. Yeah your 95 looks like its doing what mine does. Oil Pressure light stays on for a second upon Cold starts. Will instantly go out upon hot starts though...
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