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'97 900se turbo oil pressure light comes on and off

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Hello,
I have a '97 900se turbo manual transmission saab that I purchased less than a month ago. Love it. The oil pressure light comes on and off at times and sometimes doesnt come on at all while im driving. I just changed the oil because it was completely black and nasty. After changing it I noticed the oil pressure light above the turbo/apc (i still have no idea what apc stands for) gauge is still coming on and off.

Any suggestions or comments would be great. I'm not leaking oil or anything and have the correct amount in the car so I really do not know what the light means.
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What weight and type (synthetic, semi-synthetic, mineral) of oil did you put in the car? Using a thinner weight oil (0W-30) will decrease oil pressure and a heavier weight oil (20W-50) will increase oil pressure a little, especially in warmer climates. Do you hear any unusual noises?... Ron
 

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Do a search for "sandwich adapter". It's a fairly easy way to attach an oil pressure guage. It screws on between the oil filter and filter housing, hence the name sandwich. If you decide to go that route, do a search for the particular threads for our cars. You will also need the oil pressure guage and sending unit... Ron
 
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