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Old 10-08-2005, 08:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you guys tell me what this indicator indicates? When starting the engine, all indicators go off except for the circle one in the picture. That indicator stays on for 5 seconds. Iíve notice after buying petrol at the station. Can it be overflow of oil/gas?

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Thats actually the sign for oil its the same in every car. you need oil.
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats actually the sign for oil its the same in every car. you need oil.
Iím confused here. That guy just filled it up full. It worries me because the indicator stays on for 5 seconds after filling up the tank overfull. I was thinking of an overflow of oil/gas. Could that be the reasons for the indicator to stay on for 5 seconds?

FYI before starting the engine all I usually wait for some indicator like the ABS etc to go off then Iíll start. The oil indicator and battery would just go off straight away.
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Old 10-08-2005, 11:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Tell you the truth... I wouldnt really worry about it... as long as it doesnt stay on after you start and work your car... Its fine bro...

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The ďoil indicator lightĒ stays on for 5 second after the engine starts. Anywhere I got some advice from other users at UB. They said I should add some more oil in the engine. It indicates low oil level.

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Old 10-08-2005, 01:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well if u fill ur oil, and it goes low then u know have a leak, if its still full and shows the light, u might wana check the oil level sensor...
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^^OK. I'll check that. I hope there's no leak or whatsovers.I hope I will only fill the oil in, not the sensor problems, or leak.
I hope I will only fill the oil in, not the sensor problems, or leak. Well if thereís a leak, I could obviously see the oil leak?
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Okay...first of all BIG CONFUSION going on here:
In the USA we call Gasoline that goes into the tank "gasoline" and Oil that goes into the engine block "oil"

In Brunei they call the gasoline that goes into the fuel tank "oil"/"petrol" and not gasoline. I have no idea what they call the oil that goes into the engine block.

Anyway we are telling Zeaq to add "oil to his car" and he is adding gasoline to the tank thinking that is what we mean. used:

Zeaq that is your check engine light for an OIL problem inside the Engine block...maybe you need oil in there or something...but it is not you fuel tank.
I could also be your fuel pump failing as well. That was what happened the last time I saw that light go off in a car.
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Well today I did it. Iím not to sure about it so I drive 4 minutes to the workshop for double check. The mechanic uses the soft cloth to check it and he says the oil level is full and very clean. So thereís no need to add it up.
Then I showed him the indicator at the dashboard. He says it could be the oil sensor/switch. He drove the car up to the lift/ramp and lifts it up. He couldnít find the sensor, so he lifts the ramp down again and found it straight away. Itís a faulty sensor and recommends me to change it at the dealer since they donít have it. Itís not urgent to change it though. Itís just the sensor he says.
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hahah i was right

umm if u have the part # i might be able to get it for u cheaper...let me know
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Okay...first of all BIG CONFUSION going on here:
In the USA we call Gasoline that goes into the tank "gasoline" and Oil that goes into the engine block "oil"

In Brunei they call the gasoline that goes into the fuel tank "oil"/"petrol" and not gasoline. I have no idea what they call the oil that goes into the engine block.

Anyway we are telling Zeaq to add "oil to his car" and he is adding gasoline to the tank thinking that is what we mean. used:

Zeaq that is your check engine light for an OIL problem inside the Engine block...maybe you need oil in there or something...but it is not you fuel tank.
I could also be your fuel pump failing as well. That was what happened the last time I saw that light go off in a car.
wat are u talkin about? didnt u see the light on his dashboard? no confusion, just the dizzle being a fizzle
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umm if u have the part # i might be able to get it for u cheaper...let me know
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Thanks for the offer. But I can get the sensor at lower price in Dubai or somewhere here.
So thereís no need for you to get it.
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Thanks for the offer. But I can get the sensor at lower price in Dubai or somewhere here.
So thereís no need for you to get it.
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never been to dubai, need to visit...
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