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      04-12-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Random Low oil light

So i was driving today and the Low oil light came on, but i ran a check couple days ago and it was still at the max level. So i was like WTF. So i pulled over turn the car off and started her up again.

Then the warning went off but the when i went to the oil screen it is still +1l at minimal, but then after 30 secs of driving it went back to max level.

Oil change was in january, so i suspect i should still have a lot oil in there. And every time i have check oil it has been at the max level, and then all of a sudden down to +1l then back up to max level again.

Should i be worry about this or write this off as a random electrical error.

I am gonna go and check it again tonight, and tomorrow.
Anyone has experience like this before?

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      04-12-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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You need 1 qt of oil... Make sure it's the right kind of synthetic oil. I would just swing by the dealer and buy a quart.
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honestly, for peace of mind....

jack it up, remove plastic trap door, remove drain plug, catch the oil in a clean pan, replace plug, measure it as you pour it back in the filler opening.
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honestly, for peace of mind....

jack it up, remove plastic trap door, remove drain plug, catch the oil in a clean pan, replace plug, measure it as you pour it back in the filler opening.
+1. Then go after the sensor.
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