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    And on driving away the engine was immediately...

    And on driving away the engine was immediately more responsive to the throttle. Presumably because I had hitherto been losing boost to the sump, the slight sluggishness (which I hadn't noticed) was...
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    Roadster engine should easily be capable of a six...

    Roadster engine should easily be capable of a six figure mileage. The problem (or problems) may only be peripheral but you'll have to chase them down one by one to eliminate them to arrive at the...
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    Possibly, but it's hard to tell over the internet.

    Possibly, but it's hard to tell over the internet.
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    They could at least check the things mentioned...

    They could at least check the things mentioned (source of leak, PCV valves, oil pressure switch, turbo, etc) and form a diagnosis. If the motor is shot, probably better to buy another secondhand.
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    The wire from the pressure sensor will run to the...

    The wire from the pressure sensor will run to the ECU most likely then send a voltage to the lamp. The vulnerable (to a short) will be within the engine bay.
    Print of this thread and take it and the...
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    It would with a wiring short.

    It would with a wiring short.
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    Low oil pressure is when a bearing or bearings...

    Low oil pressure is when a bearing or bearings have worn and cannot contain the oil hence the pressure drops away. It can also be caused by a defective pump in which case RIS's assertion of ensuing...
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    This is one of the rare instances where I'd...

    This is one of the rare instances where I'd suspect the light.
    If it is well topped up then unlikely to be caused by surge. If it was failing oil pressure chances are the light would be flickering...
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    Does it happen during hard cornering or heavy...

    Does it happen during hard cornering or heavy braking?
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