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Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by Dave_88, Apr 10, 2010.

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    Dave_88 Dave The Rave

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    Was wondering if anyone else has an oil light that works on their mk2? Mines the tdi 140 sport and a couple of times when ive checked the dipstick its been bone dry and a light hasnt even come on on the dash? :confused: I no you shouldnt rely on a light but it also acts as a good indicator for any other problems. Also when the level drops to low the car goes into "limp mode" and doesnt rull full boost. Is this a safety featue to prevent wear or is this just happening because the engines realy low on oil?

    help appreciated :D

    Dave
     
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    im sure it goes into limp mode when it hits the low level sensor aswell as bringing a light on the dash, sounds like yours is going into limp mode but not showing the light? think you light may be fooked. have you got MDF on your car?
     
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    Dave_88 Dave The Rave

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    I found out that when i got the car the engine had been changed so it had a brand new engine in when i got the car. So maybe they havent plugged a cable in? Yeah I have MDF
     
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    did it come up with a warning on the MDF when the level dropped to low
     
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    techie Skoda Techie

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    As far as I know as we dont run variable servicing we dont have a sump level sensor.
     
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    Dave_88 Dave The Rave

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    No it never either. Its just got me slightly worried especially if it happens when im on a long run.
     
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    strange, the only thing i can think of is that the sensor is diconnected so it isnt getting the signal. may be a naffed level sensor also mate
     
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    Dave_88 Dave The Rave

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    im near sure that the oil light doesnt come on when i turn the ignotion on but ill have to check. Anyway of knowing where the sensor would be situated?
     
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    The sensor is in the bottom of the sump, but like I say cant say i've seen one fitted on a SEAT as yet.
     
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    Dave_88 Dave The Rave

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    mine has a sensor plug on the bottom of the sump but no plug is plugged into it.
     
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    HotHatchSteve Active Member

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    My oil light does not come on with ignition either. According to a mechanic mate VAG does this with a lot of cars because they reckon by the time the light comes on its to late.
     
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    Dave_88 Dave The Rave

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    So they go into "limp mode" rather than put an oil light on?
     
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    techie Skoda Techie

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    Right, the oil pressure light and the oil level light are two seperate things.

    When you order a replacement sump and/or engine they always have the hole in them so recon engines or new sumps will eather have a blanking plate or a level sensor bolted into place to blank the hole off even if not required.
     
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    Same thing happened to me mate, car wouldnt start, checkedthe oil, was bone dry when i shut the bonnet the car started but was in limp mode, until i topped it up. Next day i changed the oil. And no lights, apparantly a vag mechanic i spoke to said if thelight comes on its to late lol
     
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    Dave_88 Dave The Rave

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    awesome glad ive cleared that one up it got me slightly worried :D
     

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