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OIL LIGHTstays on for few seconds after cold start

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Old 01-02-2008, 11:59 AM
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Default OIL LIGHTstays on for few seconds after cold start

i hav a dohc zc and when i start it in the cold i noticed the oil light stays on for a few seconds. it does not do this when warm tho, i suspect a bad oil pump? the engine doesnt appear to be knocking, does n e one hav any suggestions or ideas?? o ye almost forgot doesnt want to idle on it own when could either if that has any influence, im thinking the choke is not running propely so i have to hold down the gas a bit for a min before it ants to idle, this part doesnt worry me just the oil lite
 
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:13 PM
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Default RE: OIL LIGHTstays on for few seconds after cold start

What year Civic? Is the oil level low? Have you checked the oil pump pressure? See pictures for 92-95 Civics.



 
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:15 PM
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Default RE: OIL LIGHTstays on for few seconds after cold start

its an 88 crx with dohc zc swap, oil level is good
 
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:10 AM
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Default RE: OIL LIGHTstays on for few seconds after cold start

maybe the oil's too thick? I'd try to switch to a lighter oil first, just because it's so easy to do.
 
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:22 PM
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Default RE: OIL LIGHTstays on for few seconds after cold start

ye i think its too cold out and my oil hasnt been changed in a while, it didnt do it today and it was warmer outside today
 
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