Originally Posted by 95neongirl
OK Last night I started my car..everything was ok..went to my mom'* house and let it sit idling about 20-25 minutes..when i came back to the car..the check guages light was on and the oil light was resting on 0.
I immediately shut her off and checked the oil..all was fine..started her up and the guage was around 40 or so..i took it for a spend around the block and it stayed around 40 and a little above..
My check Oil light did not come on just the check guages...I know it is time for an oil change but that should not have caused that problem..any thoughts?
I think Check Oil is a low-oil-level warning, not a low-oil-pressure warning. The Check Gauges light was probably covering the low oil pressure problem.
It could be that your idle is so low that an old oil pump can't put out enough pressure. I wouldn't leave the car idling that long again, that'* for sure...