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Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by supanova, Jun 27, 2010.

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    supanova A3 2.0 TDI SE

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    [Jun 27, 2010]
    So i did an oil change in my car and and changed the filter as the oil light came on yesterday because it was low and now even though after the oil change and the oil being at the correct level the warning light still isnt going off!

    any ideas?
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    anyone?? im in a right tissy about it and im left in the dark not knowing what to do? can anyone help me?
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    ive got the 8l a3 and this happens to mine some times but everytime the light comes on i just open the bonnet and then close it and it goes away. hope this helps.
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    Any chance you can get the car on vagcom, it could be a faulty sensor, have you checked the dispstick and made sure there is enough/not too much oil in there now??

    How much did you fill after the oil change??
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    Yeah I'm hoping to get it on the vag cam tomorrow! I put in about 4L after the oil change
    and it seems to be at an ok level, not low and not over filled!
    I'm thinkin maybe the sensor is gone but I don't want to bring it incase
    something goes wrong!
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    OK cool. VAG it and let us know how you get on dude.....
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    Ok, thanks Nilz, im to contact the machanic tomorrow and see if he will come out to get it checked!.

    hope its a simple thing to fix tho. im just scared to move it encase i do damage.

    ill keep you all updated.

    cheers
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    Not sure if your car has it but maybe a faulty oil level sensor?

    Sensor might be confused and is givin a false reading hence the low oil waring light.
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    yeah im thinking that aswell. i was searchin on youtube for videos of the VAG COM and this vid caught my eye, i was wondering if i can do this with my Audi A3 2.0l tdi se? anyone know?
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    Aw jes I knew I forgot to paste the link, basically it was a video
    that showed you some guy entering a menu thing so he
    could go in and check his oil temp etc!
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    yea it can be done, will give you lots of different bits of info...
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    how do i get into the menu? do i need the VAGCOM? im just off the phone with the machanic, he reckons that the audi a3 has common faults with the oil sensor wiring and it could be just a fault in the sensor and he thinks it will be fine to drive it, ( he asked me to drive it to his today to get checked ) and im thinking well for a machanic to be confident in telling me to drive it i shouldnt worry right?

    theres no excess noise from the engine and it seems to be taking over and sounds perfect, the oil level is right on target and the only main problem is the oil light level thing wont go off!
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    ok so im just back from the machanic there and he put the car on a computer to check for faults and he cant find any, i explained what happened and he reckons that its just a faulty oil sensor that needs replaced or maybe my sensor is jammed. so im going now to drain the oil out, take off the sensor and givin it a check over and a good clean. they put the oil back in again. if that fails the first thing ill buy is a new sensor as that seems to be the main cause of the light being on.

    as i said the machanic told me that aslong as its not the red light i have nothing to worry about and that he seems to think that its just the sensor away as he checked over the car and its running 100%.
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