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Is this a known issue? Oil level.

Chalkymon Feb 28, 2016

  1. Chalkymon

    Chalkymon New Member Silver Supporter

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    Howdo guys, your assistance please. Proud owner of 2008 4.2 V8. Went for a cheeky squirt today & whilst cruising along the motorway I had an amber warning flash up. (Low Oil level Add 1 litre) On stopping at the next services I checked the oil (changed within the last few months) the level was spot on, hasn't lost a drop. I imagine it's a level sensor fault? Is this common & if so does anyone know it's location? After restarting the engine the light has failed to return but I'd rather have it 100% reliable. I have my own garage business & therefore will carry out any tasks myself. Thanks guys.
     

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  2. S888

    S888 New Member

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    Hi I had two R8s now since 2008 both have the yellow oil light add 1 litre oil now and then even when it was new and done only 2k it is normal and it will reset when switch off, it will appear sometime on a long run again but if you add 1 litre of oil as required it will disappear altogether. I quest it can burn up oil when push hard.
     
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  3. CMC81

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    All V8 cars i have owned have done this, to behonest i never question it and top it up when it asks me to.
     
  4. Chalkymon

    Chalkymon New Member Silver Supporter

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    Thanks for your input mate. The issue has long since failed to reoccur which is more than welcome news. One thing I did discover was upon checking the oil level on the dipstick after the car had been stationary for over a week, it really did read low. I guess I topped up with two thirds of a litre to get it right. Lesson learned I feel.
     
  5. CMC81

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    I usually find around 2000 miles it comes on, my old E92 M3 would do it every 1000.

    For the sake of 15 quid i carry a ltr in the car all the time and just replace as i top it up. I was surprised at how much oil the R8 holds.
     
  6. Chalkymon

    Chalkymon New Member Silver Supporter

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    That's exactly what I do mate. Thanks to the particularly generous luggage bay up front there's loads of space for spare oil & such. I think the original concern I had was the car had barely done more than 2-300 miles since the main dealer oil change (which cost a fortune) I just don't think they gave enough settle time after filling? All sorted now anyway. Thanks again for the comments. Stay in touch mate.
    Chalkster
     
  7. S888

    S888 New Member

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    That's great news to everyone, we certainly pick some great knowledge here, keep it up mats
    I recerntly put a GT spoiler on my and got the info here to disarm rear lift. Fantastic!!
     
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  8. Chalkymon

    Chalkymon New Member Silver Supporter

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    You're right pal. This is a great forum to be involved with. Stay in touch mate.
    Chalkster
     
  9. Chalkymon

    Chalkymon New Member Silver Supporter

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    Howdo mate. Hope you're keeping well & still enjoying your car? I've not been able to drive mine for the last five months! Hoping to address that in the next wk or two. All the best.
    Chalkster
     

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