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    Hi everyone, Had to make a rushed trip up to the Tweed today & upon arrival the display " check engine oil" came up. Parked the car & took MIL to the doctors appt , back to car, check oil & it's showing just under top mark. Back to Murwillumbah & car seems to be sluggish, made the stops we had to & got home. check oil level & it's showing just over minimum? WTF? just checked again, (been home 2 hrs now) & it's about 3mm above min. Is it possible that that level would set off the alarm.car is overdue for a service so could a semi blocked filter effect the oil situation to that degree?
    Also smells really hot, turns out that's coming from the left front wheel. Surely the two aren't related. Will need to get it a garage tomorrow as it's all next week for MIL's medical related appointments, any advice / thoughts appreciated. cheers dave

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    Handbrake cable stuck on, is probably one issue. The other - maybe a turbo oil seal? Check the inlet tract for an excess of recent oiling.

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    Hi,
    Just a reminder that the car needs to be pretty level for the gauge and the dip stick to read properly. There is quite a difference between the gauge and my dip stick also. Checking procedure? There a difference between the resting level and checking just after you switch off.
    Front wheel hot probably a brake as Addo said.
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    Al4 will bring up oil level error, thats whats hot behind front wheel and causing sluggishness
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    cars at mechanics now so should know more later today. noticed when we went to move it that the handbrake lever moves about 3/4 of the way up before any resistance & the ratchet works so maybe a cable problem? Is the low oil sensor that sensitive that it would come on when the oil level is approx 4-5 mm above low mark? cheers Dave

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    Is it gearbox oil level ?
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    Is it gearbox oil level ? does it monitor gearbox as well as engine? message said engine oil. anyway, front wheel problem is seized caliper so both are being rebuilt tomorrow then all should be good. No obvious oil leaks so will top up & monitor, cheers Dave

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    Just a note on the calipers - if someone has incorrectly retracted the piston it may be binding on the helical drive that takes up wear.

    The oil level senders are unreliable as hell, turn it off in Lexia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Is it gearbox oil level ?
    no no. There is no sensor on the auto oil level. No dip stick either
    My engine oil level sensor has a difference to the dip stick but works consistently, WHEN THE CAR IS LEVEL. Neither the gauge nor the dip stick is accurate if the car is not level. One way lean is very inaccurate but I forget which. When the car is not level the two inaccurate measurements do not read out by the same amount !!
    SO do it correctly.
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