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    oil level warning light a mind of its own???

    Chaps, new astravan 1.9cdti. wen driving fast all ok, when you slow down, every now and again and hold a constant speed, the oil level light comes on and stays on, and each time i check the level is fine, has anybody else had this? The van has only done 3k miles, two months old

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    Sounds like could be oil pump problems or a faulty sensor, take it back and dont drive anymore until its sorted otherwise could be disasterous!

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    dont think its the oil pump. it doesnt actually have a low level, have stopped and checked it each time, no level issue. turn it off, turn it back on, and its fine

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    It could be the oil pump as the light would come on due to low oil pressure or low oil level.

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    Looked it up in the book and book said it was a level light, not a pressure light. However, its brand new and under warranty, so your probably right, guess i'll chuck it back at the dealer and get him to look at it. thanks for your assistance and advice, timmy

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    Is always the best way, i wouldn't accept something that is brand new and has a fault, its most probably a loose sensor then, may possibly be affected by vibrations etc which is why you might see it with speed change.

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    Thanks again, ill call pile um high and sell um cheap in the morning

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    Thats vauxhall for you :P

    Some dealerships are much better than others though for problems, its just pot luck i suppose.

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    OK its been back to the dealer, and they have raod tested and can find nothing wrong, no faults registered in the ECU either? Any ideas?

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    This sensor is in the sump which is a major job to replace if it has become intermittant, others have had the problem you speak of, it may even be a design fault within the sump itself, allowing too much movement away from the sensor under certain driving conditions, you will just have to do what we all did before the introduction of these sensors and just check the oil on a regualar basis which is after all is a belt and braces approach, other than that you can insist on another road test and make sure you go along to, and when the light comes on which I am sure it will you can insist on a new sensor.

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