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Engine Oil Level Poll

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View Poll Results: Have you had the excess oil issue?
Yes 121 33.61%
No 239 66.39%
Voters: 360. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 09:33   #21
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This sounds like a real concern since I mostly do 15-20 minute stints in congested traffic with the car idling much of the time. Chances are I will not get the exhaust hot enough for proper burning (oil level issues) and will stop the car in the middle of its burning cycle (clogged DPF) frequently. Could be a real PITA. TIme will show as I won't get the car for at least 3 months.

Not used to check the oil level, either - my current Mondeo TDCi doesn't use any, nor has any of my previous cars for the past 15 years. Checked the level yesterday for the first time in 8000 miles (due to upcoming vacation drive) - still sits at the max level
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Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 21:57   #22
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Good to see it's a "Sticky"..........Cheers Mods

Hope I don't have to post bad news come September.
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Old Jul 26th, 2010, 11:21   #23
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Just picked up my MY11 D3 R-design on Saturday 24th. Took it out for a spin on the motorway (no quicker than 70mph with aged inlaws in car) and at 89 miles on the clock I got yellow warning "Oil service required". (I cancelled message).
After reading forum before collection, I was not panicked, but very concerned of issue on a new car.

Then after a stop and on return journey at about 30mph and ~120 miles on clock it came on again. same message.

I will be taking up with dealer of course. Does this constitute a Yes vote for above ?
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Old Jul 26th, 2010, 12:13   #24
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No I would say don’t vote it hasn’t got enough miles on it to establish that you are having an increase in oil level. You have false readings (hopefully) but I doubt the oil level could increase in 100 miles.


If you do you will distort the figures for the actual real problem
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Old Jul 26th, 2010, 12:21   #25
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Just read back issue of how to read your oil level and popped out to car to follow instructions.

Indeed the 'Oil service required' message was displayed above a digital status bar showing over full !

Now booked in for Saturday morning.
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Old Jul 26th, 2010, 13:08   #26
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Just read back issue of how to read your oil level and popped out to car to follow instructions.

Indeed the 'Oil service required' message was displayed above a digital status bar showing over full !

Now booked in for Saturday morning.
Like Daleman I cannot see how this is related to the overfuelling and DPF issue - you haven't driven enough to warrant a DPF regeneration cycle, let alone managed to overfuel to the point that it will fill the sump The amount if diesel that it injected is minuscule therefore it will take many regenerations to realise the effect.

It seems more like a dealer who overfilled at the PDI than the DPF/overfueling issue - but I could be wrong, I often am.
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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 17:05   #27
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It seems more like a dealer who overfilled at the PDI than the DPF/overfueling issue - but I could be wrong, I often am.

This was the case with my own "Oil Level service required" the dealer quizzed me believing that I had possibly overfilled the oil. Which I hadn't.
They removed some oil and downloaded the new software about 4 months ago.
The oil is still on the full mark, but I have had no further messages on the electronic dip.
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Old Aug 1st, 2010, 22:13   #28
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useful poll - do all voters have DPF ?
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Old Aug 2nd, 2010, 11:52   #29
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Update :
Dealer took some oil out of sump last Saturday. Was overfilled from new. Not done many miles but warning nor recurred since.
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useful poll - do all voters have DPF ?
All XC60 diesel engines have a DPF fitted
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