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    travelling up to edinburgh airport today...got 70 mile into journey and a yellow oil light with wavey lines underneath came on dash....i pulled over and turned engine off, checked levels...all fine, restarted engine...light off and continued journey for another 70 miles to airport with no further problem...what was the light ??? cheers as i gotta travel back down when i get back!!!!

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    engine oil level m8

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    The only ones with wavy lines underneath are :
    the coolant temperature / level warning
    This is quite common when the car has not been parked level overnight

    oil level warning
    If the sensor is near to failure it can come on briefly, either flashing erraticly or on permanently

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    oil can with wavy lines: Engine oil level too low, check oil level top up if necessary

    the coolant one has a thermometer symbol with wavy lines underneath

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    checked level which was fine so u think a faulty sensor

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    I've had this in a few diesel cars
    Each time I've stopped, checked the level and it has been between the min and max
    The car was booked in as "urgent" to ensure no engine damage
    In each case it was the oil pressure switch or sensor

    The light can also come on if the oil pressure is in error, even though the level is correct
    I've been advised that if the oil pump fails then this may sneek through, so continue to book in as "urgent"

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