OK, my fiance and I received a 1999 Ford Escort from my future mother in law and although it is a great little car it has a few “issues” I want to fix ASAP. The main issue and concern is the oil light flashing on. It SEEMS as though the oil light coming on is in direct relation ship to the RPM’s of the car. WHen you gas it off the line it comes on and continues to stay on until RPM’s have lowered. I can feather the acceleration and get it to NOT come on, I can also Slam the pedal down and make it come on at 45 or 50 MPH. Not sure exactly what is goin on here and I haven’t bought the book for it yet. I also have a Check engine that came back “Exhaust Gas Re-circulation flow insufficient”. Should I start with the EGR solenoid or go straight to the Valve? could this be something else. I detected Exhaust in the Pass. Compartment, is this possibly part of the issue?
Just looking for advice before jumping into the project. We mainly use this about 20 to 30 miles per week to it is not a serious concern but I would like to figure out the oil light before she burns up the motor.