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Dear Deirdre....

Driving through St.Albans yesterday & the oil level warning light came on. After the last oil service, I remembered that Beadles (Maidstone VW dealers) had left me a litre bottle in the side compartment of the boot, so I pulled over, put the litre in, and drove off again (no point in checking the level, as the car was hot). No oil leaks or plumes of blue smoke from the rear BTW!

This is worrying, because the car had a full service 5000 miles ago... I realise that the "have you checked oil & tyre pressure" thread has been running a while now, and to have an oil level light come on maybe 15000 miles after a longlife oil service might somehow be acceptable, but 5000 miles into it?

Worried from Kent.
 

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Are you sure the oil level was actually low? I know it sounds stupid but my old petrol Treg gave me a couple of messages like that and it turned out the sensor was faulty.

Because the dipsticks on Tregs are so difficul to read, I actually ended up over-filling the oil by a whole litre. thankfully no damage was done and the dealer replaced the sensor and oil under warranty/
 

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Paddy...

Checked my oil on my A4 when the oil light was on... Nievly kept on driving to my desination in Cornwall...

30 miles from Crantock and everything siezed.... Oil light is not a 'Low or High level' warning but Oil Pressure... Get this checked....!!!

My poor A4's silky engine had siezed, and blown the turbo (Very succeptable to oil pressure), very sad.... Fantastic car... Get yours checked.. hopefully a false alarm, but most definitely don't keep driving... Especially on long runs....!!
 

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Hipflyguy said:
30 miles from Crantock and everything siezed.... Oil light is not a 'Low or High level' warning but Oil Pressure... Get this checked....!!!
So you mean if it registers "check oil level" at speed, it's the oil pressure that's lacking? I guess it is feasible - the oil pump sucks up air, zero oil pressure = level is low.

The oil pressure light is separate though.... I enquired at my VW dealer yesterday... they said "oil consumption is not unheard of with the R5 & V10 Diesels".

Great. I am very quickly getting fed up with my Treg :help: Golf GTI is calling.... :drool:
prhim said:
Because the dipsticks on Tregs are so difficul to read, I actually ended up over-filling the oil by a whole litre. thankfully no damage was done and the dealer replaced the sensor and oil under warranty/
The dealer filled me in on the "dip three times" rule yesterday due to the vacuum at the dipstick :think:
They told me this because of a guy who recently dipped his V10 TDi and found no oil - so he hoofed in 5 litres & brought it round to them - only he had drastically overfilled it (it wasn't empty to begin with) so the oil appeared in the cylinders, all over the cats, etc etc. Expensive mistake. Wasn't anyone on here, was it? :oops:
 

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So you mean if it registers "check oil level" at speed, it's the oil pressure that's lacking? I guess it is feasible - the oil pump sucks up air, zero oil pressure = level is low.

The oil pressure light is separate though.... I enquired at my VW dealer yesterday... they said "oil consumption is not unheard of with the R5 & V10 Diesels".

Great. I am very quickly getting fed up with my Treg :help: Golf GTI is calling.... :drool:

The dealer filled me in on the "dip three times" rule yesterday due to the vacuum at the dipstick :think:
They told me this because of a guy who recently dipped his V10 TDi and found no oil - so he hoofed in 5 litres & brought it round to them - only he had drastically overfilled it (it wasn't empty to begin with) so the oil appeared in the cylinders, all over the cats, etc etc. Expensive mistake. Wasn't anyone on here, was it? :oops:
we had that in our second V10 bit worrying as we were driving down the A9 at drummochter level was low but not off the stick when we checked later 1 litre top her up. But got rid of the beast not long after that so no idea if it was a one off thing.
 

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Paddy2bsure said:
So you mean if it registers "check oil level" at speed, it's the oil pressure that's lacking? I guess it is feasible - the oil pump sucks up air, zero oil pressure = level is low.

The oil pressure light is separate though.... I enquired at my VW dealer yesterday... they said "oil consumption is not unheard of with the R5 & V10 Diesels".

Great. I am very quickly getting fed up with my Treg :help: Golf GTI is calling.... :drool:

The dealer filled me in on the "dip three times" rule yesterday due to the vacuum at the dipstick :think:
They told me this because of a guy who recently dipped his V10 TDi and found no oil - so he hoofed in 5 litres & brought it round to them - only he had drastically overfilled it (it wasn't empty to begin with) so the oil appeared in the cylinders, all over the cats, etc etc. Expensive mistake. Wasn't anyone on here, was it? :oops:
Not me...my V10 does not use much oil, it does get pretty dirty. A little word of warning don't flush and certainly don't let VW know as it may invalidate the warranty. VW advise against flushing when synthetic oil is used.
 
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