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Old 01-08-2018, 11:48 AM   #1
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Recently been having low oil warnings after less than 1k driving. Everytime check the oil find level good slightly below full. To be safe i will top it up to full. Light will reset automatically after a few starts. Then after about 2 weeks of driving, come one again. Check level again with dip stick still showing full. Checked with Micheal and he said most likely sensor fault. Anyone experience this?
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:04 PM   #2
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Hi guys,

Recently been having low oil warnings after less than 1k driving. Everytime check the oil find level good slightly below full. To be safe i will top it up to full. Light will reset automatically after a few starts. Then after about 2 weeks of driving, come one again. Check level again with dip stick still showing full. Checked with Micheal and he said most likely sensor fault. Anyone experience this?
Yes, once every 5k or so. I just let it be, unless if it becomes very frequent

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:03 AM   #3
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Yes, once every 5k or so. I just let it be, unless if it becomes very frequent

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Thanks bro. Its a relief that i am not the only one. I did check with micheal. He said its common for the sensor to fail on the THP engines. I was supposed to change the sensor today by Micheal, but today morning started car, it was showing oil level correct. I will monitor and see if it worsens before deciding to change the sensor.
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I check the dipstick every 2 weeks, which is more trustworthy than the sensor. Back in olden days car no sensor also .. haha
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Thanks bro. Its a relief that i am not the only one. I did check with micheal. He said its common for the sensor to fail on the THP engines. I was supposed to change the sensor today by Micheal, but today morning started car, it was showing oil level correct. I will monitor and see if it worsens before deciding to change the sensor.
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:11 AM   #5
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I check the dipstick every 2 weeks, which is more trustworthy than the sensor. Back in olden days car no sensor also .. haha

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Ya you are right. Nothing like checking physical level instead of relying on sensors.

Do other C5 owners also have this issue or is it just the 2 of us?
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Ya you are right. Nothing like checking physical level instead of relying on sensors.

Do other C5 owners also have this issue or is it just the 2 of us?
I not too sure leh. I think it's a minor issue la. It's the German's fault (most of these sensors are Bosch or Siemens).... hahahaha

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Old 02-08-2018, 05:16 PM   #7
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I changed mine 2 years back. Didn't even realised the sensor is faulty until the mechanic whom i seldom visit told me so ☺ correct name of the sensor is oil gauge sensor.
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