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Low Oil Level Warning

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Post Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:46 pm
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marinipersonal wrote:
I think should be fine. I would use some vacumm oil extraction mechanism so you can solve the problem now.

https://teon.co/cars/peugeot-rcz-petrol ... extraction

I'm using one, and it's really easy. For some models you may need thinner tubes, but once you get the one you need, doesn't takes more than 10 minutes for an oil change. Price wise, it was quite cheap.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-5l-or-4l-Oi ... 1e7a902860

very cool idea. nice find :clap:
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Post Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:47 pm
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Thanks for the heads up on the tube size too :thumbup:
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Post Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:47 pm
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Can someone kind please let me know which type of oil I should be topping up with. I looked in the handbook but couldn't see any information ?
I have a 2010 petrol 156. Auto
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Post Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:53 pm
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Post Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:14 pm
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Thanks very much. That's great !
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Post Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:13 pm
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DKZ5745 wrote:
Good call on the oil extractor marinipersonal, might give that a whirl, so long as I don't take too much out, get a low oil warning message & we can start this thread all over again :wtf:

did you ever get this problem sorted out?
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Post Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:19 pm
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Yes, I did slightly over fill thanks to the magic dipstick that makes oil disappear, but the day after, the low oil warnings went away, and haven't (touching wood as he types) reappeared.
I never did get round to trying to extract the small amount that was overfilled, but last time I checked, it seemed to be more or less, maybe, if I could actually see the level, back to nearer the full mark.

So, that means, either I didn't overfill as much as I thought, or, or I actually do have some kind of leak that isn't leaving puddles on the drive, or the car has somehow burned off the excess oil, or I couldn't actually read the dipstick any better then than I can now.

Anyway, all seems well :thumbup:
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Post Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:36 pm
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OOI, the difference between min & max on the 156/200 is 1.2 litres according to my info.

Post Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:55 pm
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I had a dodgy sensor for the oil level on my old 406 coupe and managed to overfill the oil by about 3/4 litre.
Spoke to local garage and they were very helpful, using a suction mechanism to remove excess oil. This can be more destructive than too little oil I am told.

My cars going in for its first service on the 14th, it's first birthday, and am going to get it filled with Castrol Magnatec fully synthetic C2 grade.

I have found that Castrol Magnatec has always been very good. Not fully Peugeot spec, but as Peugeot are heavily sponsored by Total this is what they tend to use.

In my opinion the Castrol is a higher quality oil, you may of course not agree.

Certainly wont cause any adverse effects,
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Post Sun May 21, 2017 11:03 am
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Had the oil level warning/top up oil message myself today.

Dipstick looked to be just above minimum.

Topped up to max with approx 3/4 of a litre. Warning hasn't gone though.

Reading the various threads it seems it may go by tommorow ?

Fingers crossed.

Post Sun May 21, 2017 11:41 am
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I had to wait overnight for my oil level warning to extinguish. Just under a litre to make it go out.. I have spoken to the same dealer in swindon ref usage of oil , it appears that the prince engine uses oil.. Not out the back so much but recycled and ditributed all over the back of our valves...Clever move BMW/PEUGEOT/CITROEN. Alot of the hard core mini gang use a catch tank. Stops it getting recycled in the combustion cycle but introdues a maintenance penalty of emptying your tank...https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mini+ ... kNbADrirNM: Not seen a Z with one, but I bet there is one out there somewhere...

Post Sun May 21, 2017 12:03 pm
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jr4070 wrote:
I had to wait overnight for my oil level warning to extinguish. Just under a litre to make it go out.. I have spoken to the same dealer in swindon ref usage of oil , it appears that the prince engine uses oil.. Not out the back so much but recycled and ditributed all over the back of our valves...Clever move BMW/PEUGEOT/CITROEN. Alot of the hard core mini gang use a catch tank. Stops it getting recycled in the combustion cycle but introdues a maintenance penalty of emptying your tank...https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mini+ ... kNbADrirNM: Not seen a Z with one, but I bet there is one out there somewhere...


Thanks for that.

Mine seems to use oil very illogically. None for months then half a litre, then none for months again.

I suspect it's the crappy dipstick giving crappy readings.

Post Sun May 21, 2017 2:37 pm
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Sensor warning has reset after a couple of hours.

Great learning for me, not to keep topping up based on the electronic warning, and to use the dipstick (as bad as it is as) your best guide.

Post Sun May 21, 2017 4:17 pm
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Hi guys, it's a must that the oil level on these engines are regularly checked and kept topped up,when the warning light comes on you have a big possibility of damaging the timing chain/ chain tensioner regardless of MK1 or MK2 RCZ.
Also Peugeot are recommending Total ineo first as the oil to use,this is what Peugeot use in new engines. :thumbup:

The dipstick is a pain and the way I read it is to dab it on a piece of kitchen towel and read the mark from the residue.
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Post Sun May 21, 2017 9:07 pm
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I have found that holding the dipstick perfectly horizontal at eye level and looking at the underside of the dipstick, you can see where the level is............



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