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    Oil pan slosh while hard braking

    The title says it all. 2002 WRX, and I use Mobil 1 in it all the time. Not the synthetic, as I got it with 36k miles on it, so I figured best not to switch from conventional at that point. So anyway, long story short, recently under hard braking, my oil light comes on. The only thing I can think of is possibly being a little low on oil, and it sloshes past the pump, not letting enough get sent out. When the car sits for a second, or directly accelerating, the light is off. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfsquirrel View Post
    The only thing I can think of is possibly being a little low on oil
    So you checked the oil level, yes?
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    Umm I dunno how hard you are braking, but no your oil doesn't slosh enough to let the oil light come on. Unless you are ultra low on oil.
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    If your oil is at the correct level, suspect a vacuum leak that makes the motor want to stall under hard vacuum (as in, when you stand on the brakes and actuate the brake booster). Oh, and check the pressure sender I suppose.

    EDIT: You are NOT using Mobil1. All Mobil1 formulations are synthetics. If you are not using a synthetic, as you say, then you are using some other Mobil product. They come with various labelings and the packages tend to share the battleship gray used on M1 containers, making for a confusing product range.
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    Maybe he meant the Mobil Clean 5000/7500/High Mileage line of products from Mobil.
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    Sure, those look a lot like the synthetics. Mobil have made it somewhat difficult to figure out quickly what one is actually buying. Works for them, I suppose.
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