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    Default Oil Light...

    Was driving back up the M3 after having been in Hampshire for the day with work, and just noticed an oil light - orange in colour - with a few squiggly lines under it. No book with me, just a number for the salesman! Anyhow, I reckoned it was the oil level light - I have now had the car about 10 weeks, and have done 3800 miles in it. I know, shame on me for not having checked the oil level (and tyre pressures come to that) - I just keep the wash bottle topped up Light went out & didn't reappear after I left it for 5 mins.

    I reckon I'll do an oil change myself on it - 15 minutes & a lot of peace of mind afterwards.

    What oil does anyone recommend (bear in mind I'm not paying dealer rip-off prices for oil - so Halfords will be providing), and how much of it do I need (with oil filter, of course)? As the sig says, it a new 1.9 CDTI 16v (150).

    Many thanks!

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    use VX's ownbrand 5w30 fully syth...it's actually cheaper than helfrauds.. you'll have to go in there for a filter anyway..

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    doesnt sound like an oil light, get the dealer to plug it in and read codes.

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    The only indicator with squiggly lines is the Coolant Temperature. This is looking in a book for SRi 2.0T ( Should all be the same)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joules2.0t View Post
    The only indicator with squiggly lines is the Coolant Temperature. This is looking in a book for SRi 2.0T ( Should all be the same)
    Not quit right in case of facelift dash: on the left you have the oil-can in orange circle (=oil-pressure) and in the upper right corner you have the underlined oil-can (= oil level)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sig63 View Post
    Not quit right in case of facelift dash: on the left you have the oil-can in orange circle (=oil-pressure) and in the upper right corner you have the underlined oil-can (= oil level)
    Yeah, that one caught me out. The one on the right came on while I was going down the motorway - the red oil can with a line under it, nearly sh*t myself! Stopped, turned the engine off and on again, it went off and stayed off. Checked the oil seemed to have enough in it. When I got home I reliased it was only the level light.
    It seems to come on when your about 1/4 left on the dipstick. My pre-face did the same. But that was a big orange symbol in the middle of the rev counter if I remeber rightly.

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    Its the check oil level light , dunno how much it is between min and max , but i just throw a litre in and out it goes for another 4k

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisTheMenace View Post
    Its the check oil level light , dunno how much it is between min and max , but i just throw a litre in and out it goes for another 4k
    All vauxhalls are 1 litre between Min and Max mark on dip stick.

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