Q: Engine oil low pressure

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My car is a diesel engine. The writing "engine oil low pressure" flashes on my radio display when I start my car sometimes but then goes straight off. It's usually if the car hasn't been started for a few days. It also takes about 20/30 secs for the engine shaped light on the dash to go off before I can start the car. I have checked the oil level (dipstick) and that is fine.

My car has 35000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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