Engine Oil level check light

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Engine Oil level check light

Postby Jay420 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:18 pm

Hi all,

A couple of quick question, hope they make sense:
this is regarding the 1.4tsi Scirocco that has 3.6 litres of oil capacity.
1: Below what point does the engine oil level check light comes on? If the engine oil level check light comes on for the very 1st time, does the engine still have some oil left in it or none?
2: The dipstick from max to min, how many litres does it show? and if the oil level on the dip stick goes below minimum, does the car still have oil left?

Kind regards
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Re: Engine Oil level check light

Postby Kendrick » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:49 pm

Usually the engine oil light comes on when ur engine oil is below minimum (i dont know how may litres it is). You should still have oil in it even when the check light is on unless you've got a massive leak or you've drained all the oil n for some reason decided not to top it up. However i would not recommend attempting to drive it with your oil level below minimum. Idk if this is of any help but there it is just check ur dipstick n make sure u keep it between min n max.
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Re: Engine Oil level check light

Postby skippy » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:58 pm

Jay420 wrote:Hi all,

A couple of quick question, hope they make sense:
this is regarding the 1.4tsi Scirocco that has 3.6 litres of oil capacity.
1: Below what point does the engine oil level check light comes on? If the engine oil level check light comes on for the very 1st time, does the engine still have some oil left in it or none?
2: The dipstick from max to min, how many litres does it show? and if the oil level on the dip stick goes below minimum, does the car still have oil left?

Kind regards


Dipstick max to min mark is about 1 litre, so theoretically there is still 2.6 litres in the sump, but this does not mean it is safe to continue to drive. If the check engine oil light illuminates, it must be topped up asap, and the engine should be driven gently to prevent possible damage.
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Re: Engine Oil level check light

Postby Jay420 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:14 pm

@skippy thanks.
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