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DaveMacan
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Random oil level readings

Post by DaveMacan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:41 pm

So the car was in for its first service the other day and just before it went in I checked the oil level. Engine was up to temp on a level surface, waited 2 mins, reading was one mark down from max. When I got home from the service I checked and it was still sitting at the same mark rather than max!

So thought I’d revisit the OPC to get it looked at, checked it just before I went in and it showed oil at max level. Didn’t bother the OPC, returned home, checked again and it was back down one level on the guage! Checked a few times in quick succession and it went back to Max, the mark then dropped down a level without me asking it to check. At one point it went down two levels! Duff sensor?

What was wrong with the dipstick under the bonnet : :D


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Re: Random oil level readings

Post by Paul » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm

I think there was a recent post saying the fresh oil took a couple of days before giving accurate readings? But yes, a dipstick was always easy (if a little messy!)
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Re: Random oil level readings

Post by Kasfranks99 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:01 pm

I had similar issues in my Audi’s using the same system.
On one occasion it took over a week but that was because the car never got up to temp due to short journeys. Then after a long run was perfect.
I think you will find it will just settle after a short while as it did with others..

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Re: Random oil level readings

Post by wallaby » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:26 am

Dipstick? After an oil service on one of my RRs and having driven through France I tried to check the oil level - No dipstick!!
After a long look around the engine bay I found it nestling against the lip of the bonnet scuttle - where the "technician" had parked it.
Interesting phone call with the dealer ensued.
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Re: Random oil level readings

Post by Paul » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:37 am

wallaby wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:26 am
Dipstick? After an oil service on one of my RRs and having driven through France I tried to check the oil level - No dipstick!!
After a long look around the engine bay I found it nestling against the lip of the bonnet scuttle - where the "technician" had parked it.
Interesting phone call with the dealer ensued.
😳😳 I did have a customer once return their car after a service who handed me a spanner he had found on the scuttle panel, belonging to one of my (EX!) technicians😠😠
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Re: Random oil level readings

Post by Rab J » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:42 pm

Paul wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:37 am
wallaby wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:26 am
Dipstick? After an oil service on one of my RRs and having driven through France I tried to check the oil level - No dipstick!!
After a long look around the engine bay I found it nestling against the lip of the bonnet scuttle - where the "technician" had parked it.
Interesting phone call with the dealer ensued.
😳😳 I did have a customer once return their car after a service who handed me a spanner he had found on the scuttle panel, belonging to one of my (EX!) technicians😠😠
You just cant get the staff these days :shock: In my book loosing a spanner could be excused but not putting back the dip stick is shoddy at best.
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Re: Random oil level readings

Post by nsm3 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:52 pm

I stopped to get fuel about 2 miles from my OPC, after a service on my GT3. While filling up, I noticed that the locking wheel nut socket was still attached to the front wheel!

I'd been up to 70mph briefly, so imagine if it had flown off and hit someone!
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Re: Random oil level readings

Post by Tim92gts » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:31 pm

nsm3 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:52 pm
I stopped to get fuel about 2 miles from my OPC, after a service on my GT3. While filling up, I noticed that the locking wheel nut socket was still attached to the front wheel!

I'd been up to 70mph briefly, so imagine if it had flown off and hit someone!
I was more trying to imagine what they'd charge you to replace it on your next visit!
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Re: Random oil level readings

Post by PSEE » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:19 pm

I had an E34 M5 years ago and took it to the dealer for an oil & filter change in Friday. Saturday morning I was out running
errands and noticed I could smell oil. I pulled over to the side on the wide shoulder and saw oil on the bottom of the pan -
as well as the oil drain bolt backed halfway out(!!!). I finger tightened it the best I could and drove home to put a socket on
it and snug it up.

After that any visits to the dealer and I insisted that anyone BUT the service tech who forgot to tighten by drain bolt be allowed
to work on my M-car.

Just the head for that motor was $15K back in the mid-90s. It would have taken only seconds to seize the engine had the
drain bolt fallen out.


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