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Old 09-07-13, 05:14 PM   #1
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I noticed today on my 207cc 1.6 VTI GT that the oil level indicator was flashing with two dashes after the word OIL. I must admit it's not something I look at religiously as I check my oil level manually at least twice a week so it might have been a little while since the OIL OK message was showing!

I will have the sensor replaced but I was wondering if there were any other concerns I should have about this in the meantime? Could it be symptomatic of another problem aside from a failed sensor or is it just a case of a convenient indicator not indicating anything at the moment meaning I should carry on checking it manually !

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Oil level sensors are crap to begin with stick to doing it manually once a week.

If you search the forum you will find loads of people whos sensor has failed and just ignore it.
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Thanks I think I'll do that...ignore it....but I just hate things that aren't working!

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yeah i know what you mean, but its just a money pit tbh lol
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Well would you believe it I've just been out to switch the cars around on the drive as the missus is the first out tomorrow (saves me getting up early!) and indicator now says 'OIL OK' !?

Don't know whether to be pleased or not.
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Well it is a bit but it wasn't telling me oil was low it was giving me the fault signal, at least according to the handbook (flashing with two dashes after the word 'oil' as opposed to just the word flashing with no dashes when oil is low) But I will see if it needs topping up tomorrow. It's 3 months since the last oil change so it could have drunk a bit. I have done 360 miles in the last couple of days which is much more than usual.Enough could have drained back into the sump to lift it above the level required while it was standing.

Maybe the 'brain' decided to interpret this as a fault rather than tell me oil was low?

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PS.

I do find the level hard to read accurately on these dipsticks though especially as the oil stays very pale. I'm assuming it has to be between the two nobbles? I usually run my finger from the top one to the bottom nobble and note the place I pick up oil!

Is that right?

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Thanks everyone....mind at rest now!
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