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I think your problem lies wholly with the gauge. These are known issues. Have you ever done a pod cluster refresh? Very easy to do, and cures most of these gremlins. At this point, you have eliminated any potential mechanical problem. Your issue is undoubtedly related to the gauge or the ground at the pod. I'm thinking the guage triggers the central warning light to light up.
Damn. Why didn't I think of this? Great job Ed!
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yep...i even added an extra half a quart over the dipstick level, and still the problem persisted
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Ed thanks for tips on this. i will definitely take the pod cluster refresh challenge! thanks for clarifying the "S" designation. its definitely a 1982. i have little documentation on the car unfortunately.
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FWIW, the central warning systems are getting old and they suck. Mine is unplugged. It was lighting the main warning light with out lighting the indicator lights to tell me what is was. I would suspect that system is faulty. As long as you don't lose oil pressure it's fine.
The other thing I thought was that when you accelerate the oil sloshes to the back of the pan away from the sensor. You could install an oil pan baffle. That would fix it if that's what's happening.
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