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    Driving home from work (50 mile trip) and whilst sat in traffic my Oil light came on the dashboard, next available bus stop i pulled over to dip the dipstick and top the oil up (always have some spare in the boot as this has happened before) bus came along so before I had chance to put the oil in i jumped in the car started it up and drove 20 yards into a local shop carpark and the Oil Light did not come back on? Checked the oil and it was low so topped it up. This isn't the first time the oil light has come on and then gone back off when i've restarted the car, surely if its low then its low? And another thing I can't see where its leaking from!!!!!!

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    could be a few things mate, is could be burning the oil, blue smoke out the back,,,? or dripping onto the under tray, it can hid a lot of oil but not sure if the direct has one..?

    or the head gasket has gone and the oil is leaking into the coolant. what state is the water in, any signs of mayo...

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    I don't think its burning the oil, can't smell it and no one has mentioned oil coming from the exhaust. For a short period I got a few drops of oil on the drive, I put the car up on ramps and there was some oil on the underside of the engine casing but i couldn't see where it was coming from! I may change the filter and sump seal plug as a check measure but i don't think its coming from either. Coolant seems Ok not gunky. I need a service maybe to get it looked at properly but it might just open a can of worms!

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