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    Guys my car needs a service and the oil sign comes on the left window on start up etc, however today driving it changed to an oil can with a wavey line under it so i pulled over on the hard sholder, checked the oil and it seemed fine! but i put in a little more oil just incase but it didnt change anything, i am going to service the car tomorrow but i dont think that will change the light as its me doing it.

    any one any ideas?

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    Faulty oil pressure switch? But in saying that an oil light only comes on when the engine is on its last droplets of oil. Be careful though, as I don't think the dipstick gives an accurate reading for this engine - ie it catches all of the oil in the dipstick tube.

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    its not an oil light as such its on the left display where it shows a door is open or whatever..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twaiter View Post
    its not an oil light as such its on the left display where it shows a door is open or whatever..?
    Does it have numbers under it? Tbh never seen that one.

    I had a look it's the engine oil level. Thought that was measured via pressure. Page 15 right hand column:

    https://www.vauxhallproductforum.co....icles/2217.pdf

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    Sure it's an oil can and not a picture of a radiator i.e coolant low?

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    this one

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    it does appear to be oil level, although shows fine on the stick..? i'll stick the little i have left in after work tonight then do the change tomorrow.

    thanks for that link mate!

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    Yeah engine oil level as per link m8.

    Is there any scum at the coolant bottle. Best to leave until you service it m8. You will then see how much oil you have left.

    If there isn't much then you need to get a sniff test done.

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    a Sniff test? lol

    Scum?

    WTF LMAO very technical terms their mate!

    is it like white in the coolent? if so i dont see any.

    i dont want the oil to run low..

    i dont understand why its burned its oil then, that might explain the bad economy?

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    Ah yes oil level, if the dipstick is saying there is plenty of oil then it's likely the oil level sensor has packed up. Not the first time i've seen this on a Vec

    The sensor is on the oil sump and is fairly easy to change. If it's not using oil and the oil is up at the correct level then it's likely to be the sensor

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