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D4 VEA 'add 0.5L' oil level warning

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Old Apr 26th, 2019, 19:14   #51
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Car Scanner seems to show correct value, maybe there is some tolerance in the system. Try checking the oil level on cold engine or 5 minutes after the engine was shut off on flat surface.

I found on other forums that electronic gauge has some latency, it cannot immediately recognise new oil level after topping up or draining - it takes 3 driving cycles or at least 30 km drive and 2 hours rest on flat surface for DIM to display new oil level - until these conditions are fulfilled "oil level not available" will be shown.

The optimal level after oil change should be cca. 37 mm (+- 4 mm).
Drove about 80 miles today, then parked up for 2 hours on a level driveway. Afterwards, the electronic dipstick showed minimum and the Car Scanner app gave a reading of only 20.63mm. At no point did I get any warning messages, but I did add another 0.25L before driving home.
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Old Apr 26th, 2019, 20:27   #52
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Castrol-E...MAAOSwK3lcryeg

Cheapest I could find. Description is inaccurate but confirmed it is the Volvo 0-20. Shows only 1 left not sure if he is getting any more.
If it doesn't have Volvo VCC RBS0-2AE on the bottle it's not approved by Volvo for the VEA enges from 2014-15 That oil appears not to have that specification it appears to be VW . No idea why they have volvo on the bottle .
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If it doesn't have Volvo VCC RBS0-2AE on the bottle it's not approved by Volvo for the VEA enges from 2014-15 That oil appears not to have that specification it appears to be VW . No idea why they have volvo on the bottle .
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Drove about 80 miles today, then parked up for 2 hours on a level driveway. Afterwards, the electronic dipstick showed minimum and the Car Scanner app gave a reading of only 20.63mm. At no point did I get any warning messages, but I did add another 0.25L before driving home.
What is the oil level now, checked with Car Scanner before starting the cold engine? Any messages? Later when engine is running, the oil level drops by 7-8 mm.

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Old May 22nd, 2019, 13:16   #55
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It's been a while, but the car was parked level for around 3 hours yesterday evening, so I made some oil level checks... e-dipstick showed 'max', however the Car Scanner app showed only 25.68mm. The engine was probably still quite warm as it had been driven at motorway speeds for around an hour before being parked.

According to VIDA 2014d data provided in post #16 of this thread by @piotrek (copied below) this level is below the quoted normal range of 27-49mm and almost down to the 25mm trigger point for the yellow warning 'add 0.5L' message.

Can anyone please confirm whether the threshold values have been recently revised?


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The value regards the current oil level. The signal comes from the directly connected engine oil level sensor which provides information about the oil level in the engine's oil pan.

Measurement range: 0 65 mm.
Normal value: 27 - 49 mm, which corresponds to a total oil volume of 4.4 - 5.2 litres (+ 0.4 litre in the filter).

Note! The levels above apply if the oil temperature is approximately 20C. At 50C corresponding volumes are 4.3 5.1 litres. At 80C corresponding volumes are 4.2 5.0 litres. After oil service/oil change the level must be 38 mm. After filling the engine must first be started, to fill the oil filter with oil, then the oil must be allowed to run back down into the oil pan. See specifications - Lubricant, engine for exact volumes for oil service.

Note! The vehicle must be located on a level surface and with the engine off for a while so that the read out value is reliable. The time depends on the current oil temperature as hot oil runs down into the trough quicker than cold oil. The longer the engine is off, the more reliable the value from the sensor is. If the oil temperature is below 80C read off after 5 minutes minimum.

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The oil level 25 mm (4.2 litres + 0.4 litres in the filter) corresponds to the limit for low oil (yellow information lamp) and 18 mm (3.9 litres + 0.4 litres in the filter) corresponds to the limit for critical low oil level (red information lamp). The oil level 51 mm (5.4 litres + 0.4 litres in the filter) corresponds to the limit for high oil level (red warning lamp). The limits apply at an oil temperature of 20C.

Note! The value from the sensor is updated with a new value every ten seconds.
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My car, now with 135k on the clock, has creeped up to needing around 1L of oil added every 6k miles...
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About 1k miles or so since my previous post... Parked up on level ground for a few hours today, when I returned I found the e-dipstick was still showing maximum but the car scanner app was reading only 19.33mm (that was before starting). Seems low.
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