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Need help SENSOR warning on display

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by kachnak, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. kachnak

    kachnak Active Member

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    Hello, anybody know what does this warning mean?
    What can be wrong?
    Thank you.
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  3. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    is it not in your owners manual? Does it say the word "sensor"?
     
  4. AGU-TURBO

    AGU-TURBO Audi a3 1.8t AGU

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    Engine oil sensor faulty
     
  5. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    Looks like low oil pressure to me, if the DIS is displaying this in RED and beeping, then I would try and not use the car!!
     
  6. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    This.

    Sensors dead or unplugged or the wiring is damaged.
     
  7. kachnak

    kachnak Active Member

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    I have Italian manual and google cannot translate it correct.
    Thank you.
    So i check the wiring to this sensor.
     
  8. Danio

    Danio AUDI-MANIACS.COM

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    If it's flashing in yellow then that is the sensor on your sump, but if it is red then there is no pressure. Also you may run low on oil.
     
  9. kachnak

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    It was not bad sensor, but low oil level.. 5mm under minimum.
     
  10. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    heh, so it was PEBKAC then!
     
  11. bazil

    bazil BOOM BOOM

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    My low oil sensor has NEVER shown on the dash? Even when there has been almost no oil on the dip stick, any way of checking the sensor ?

    I had the red oil can of death last year, happily I didn't suffer engine failure and replaced the pick up pipe that was the cause as it was chocked with sludge.
     
  12. aragorn

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    Next time you do an oil change, flick the ignition on once you've drained the sump and see if it gives you a warning?
     
  13. bazil

    bazil BOOM BOOM

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    Wish I'd thought of that when replacing the pick up pipe lol
     

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