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Hi guys. 

Noticed recently then when I go round a left hand bend at speed the stop light on the dash briefly flashes on then off. We're talking less than a second. Read online that this could be due to Oil pressure, I'm a bit of a mechanical novice, and assume this is probably due to the Oil sloshing about? The light doesn't come on otherwise, just left hand bends at speed. 

Anything to worry about?

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On 4/14/2021 at 9:23 PM, PetrolDave said:

Check the oil level, it could just need topping up.

Oil checked on you guessed it, it needed topping up. Took about 1.5l to get to mid point on the dipstick which I guess means it was very low. Next question, where did it all go! Haven't seen any signs of leaks, is it normal to require that much Oil? Car's done 77000, hasn't missed a beat in the 3 years I've had it.

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2 hours ago, martswain said:

The question is when was the oil level last checked ?

Admittedly when I serviced it August last year. To be fair I don't think I even checked it then. Bad owner 

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1.5 litre to top up is a lot. In fact, I would say it’s owner abuse. Carry on like that and you can expect a hefty repair bill, or junking the car. Your choice.

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21 hours ago, Catlover said:

1.5 litre to top up is a lot. In fact, I would say it’s owner abuse. Carry on like that and you can expect a hefty repair bill, or junking the car. Your choice.

Hear you loud and clear. Monthly reminder added to the calendar to check the Oil. Thanks for the input guys!

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