Originally Posted by Boris
Yesterday I had this message second time: 1-st time it happened when I tested brakes, I was driving 90 km/h with very low rpm (less than 2000) and I braked very hard. Then suddenly apperead that message, and when I revved a little, message disappeared.
2-nd time it appeared yesterday, I was also driving with very low rpm (2000), 30-40 km/h and performed emergency braking because I saw a big whole on road (works on road without any signs :-( ). Message appeared, but it didn't want to disappear when I revved engine. I had to stop, restart engine and only then I could drive normaly without any message.
Just to be sure I checked oil, and it was fine, enough oil both time.
I was not very scared about it because I know that I have enough oil and remembered that on my old Alfa 33 this sometimes appeared when braking hard, even engine dies once-twice when I had low idle speed on boxer engine, but anyway....
Strane behaviour, especially 2-nd time, it seems that oil pressure sensor or software that deals with it is too sensitive??!!! Anybody else had this problem?
Engine is 2.0, 10.000 km, Selenia 20k...
I get this engine constantly, especially when oil level is low and braking or cornering. Sometimes I dont even have to corner that hard and it happens!
Used to use a local synthetic called Engen Syntium (probably close to Mobil synthetic), and then switched to Castrol Maganatec (at dealers insistence). THe engen oil used to last longer than the Maganatec, and with both oils, this warning would come on when the oil was low.
I dont know about you guys, but I always struggle to measure the oil. There is always oil on the sides of the dipstick, but not a whole lot on the main area (min max marks). My oil presurre housing broke down and was replaced and oil was filled, and since then (3 months ago) I have had to put in 3 litres of oil! I cant believe that the car is going through a litre a month of oil! I feel its excessive, but I am sure the dealer wont want to hear about it!
Let me know when you guys have found a solution to it.
Is there any thruth to the dealer-spread rumour that synthetic oils should not be mixed? All the engineers I have spoken to reckon that it should present a major problem.