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    Default 1.9CDTi Engine oil?

    Somthing strange is going on, I have been over to Huddersfield earlier and on the way home the oil level light came on, so I drove to where I was going and checked the oil.

    How the hell does the dipstick work? I know normally I have checked all my other cars and have looked at this one in the past.
    it is a springy flexable one, with a crossed section that is pressed flat about 1cm up from the bottom. I assume that the bottom of the flat section is minimum and the top of the flat section is maximum?

    The level after about 7 minutes is at about 2mm from the max? so I don't think it needs any oil. my sister has borrowed the decent camera so I can take photos. I have just been out and bought some oil, I wish I had a drill and could get the stuff out of the ground fully synthetic 4L for £37 ouch.

    Any way I dont want to put any in as I dont want to over fill. i think I will call round to a garrage tomorrow. anyone any advice?

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    John

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    Has the flat section not got two notches in it?

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    if it is registering on the dipstick, then it could well be either a faulty sender unit or an ECU fault...but either way, avoid driving it till VX have had a look at it as you could well have an oil starvation issue..time to use the warranty recovery..

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    Warrenty recovery?
    I bought the car in October 2nd hand from the local VX network Q section, It was stamped as serviced before I picked it up at 13000 miles by the dealer. I have another garrage stamp in the book when I took it to another garrage just to get them check it all over after 3 months ish where they also carried out a small service oil and levels etc. but hey a £19k car (when new) should come with some sort or warrently and not go wrong after 13 months and have no type of warrenty?

    any input would be a help.

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    How old is the car? The manufacture covers them for 3 years, 60k.

    The flat is as you say though, the max and min. Ideally, the level should be taken after the engine has run and then sat for 5 minutes (as you did) and the level should be right in the middle of max and min not at either extreem.

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    If the car is an 06 as your profile suggests, then it will still be covered under
    the 3yrs manufacturers warranty.

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    Nice one I will give them a call, I take it I call the vauxhall assistance number on the card? I will give the general enquireies line a call first.

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    Any Vx garage should deal with it

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    Thanks guys the assistance line just said take it to a dealer and they will check it out.

    I just hope it isnt serious

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    Well how much of a t**t did I look. the guy checked the oil and it was low just covering the blob bit and not touching the flatened section.

    I have topped it up with the oil I bought and I will see how it goes I will keep checking the oil level for a few weeks.

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