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Due to what appears to be a faulty oil level sensor and myself adding a litre of oil as the I drive suggested there is now too much oil in the engine , my question is as it doesn’t seem to have made a difference to the driving or engine and I am going to get some drained tomorrow, will the over fill give the sensor faulty readings? Or should it say it’s too full ?? At the moment it’s throwing up faults every day saying fill up 1 litre asap etc , I will be changing the sensor , oil and filter soon

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Yes they can go bad as any sensor can. Be glad you have a dipstick and give the sensor the middle finger

 

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Have you the ability to check for fault codes? Might be worth double checking.

 

But I'm guessing you have a ye olde dipstick to check level properly though.

 

If dipstick reads o.k. no damage will be done to the engine.

 

Check that the oil when you drain it doesn't smell of diesel.

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This is what ista diagnosed Last week , the oil has been in over a week now, if the sensor hadn’t shown a fault and I’d left it what could have happened long term ? There has been no difference at all at the moment but got a garage 2 mins from the house who is happy to help so he’ll drain some off for me 

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Try charging your battery before swapping sensors out. Might be a voltage issue rather than a sensor issue?

 

Use a decent charger (one for AGM batterie), leave battery in the car and use the under bonnet connections (or anywhere as long as you don't connect direct on to the battery negative post) so the IBS is in the charge circuit.

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Drained over a litre of oil out, but fill up message still showing , got the new charger ordered to see if if helps with the sensor not receiving a signal etc , battery is original so 8 years old , not quite worn out yet , see how it goes !! 

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