No more guiletta...
Founder of AO
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Actually Graham I am glad you posted this as recently I had the same problem with my 2.0 TS 16v. Mymisses topped the oil up without checking it first, which actually put the oil level over the max limit. Yet the oil light was still ON, on the panel & like yours the main dial warning light would take a little while to go out after starting. I unfortunatley cannot give you any answers. After removing the excess oil, I had a an idea that the cam variator may of gone. within a few weeks it was clear that it was going. I had it changed and it has never done it again, and also the tapping noise that i had has now completley gone.
So if yours is sounding a bit tappy, could be worth a little investigation. hope that helps in some way.