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Low Oil Level

Grumpy

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 23, 2001
Messages
58
Location
Ooltewah, Tennessee
Corvette
2002 Pewter Coupe
I have to park on a slope in my driveway that is somewhat steep. Yesterday morning , following a warm spell, it was quite cool here. As I started the car, the low oil level light came on. I pressed the reset button and continued on to work. The drive is 20 miles and as I approached the parking garage, the light again came on. After I parked and the sun came up (30 minutes, level area) I checked the oil level and it was at the small hole just below the max level mark on the dipstick. This morning I again had the light and after getting to work, the level was still at the small hole. Could the change in temperature had this effect? After 10K miles I have yet to see any oil use and this is :crazy :crazy
 

c4c5specialist

Technical Advisor
Joined
May 29, 2001
Messages
3,682
Location
New Haven, Ct. USA
Corvette
Nope, but someday.
Hi there,
No, I dont think so.
However, based on the design of the oil pan, and the location of the level sensor, I would say that your angle of the engine is what did it.
So, what I would do, is to check the dipstick when you are on a level surface.
You most likely will be fine.
Besttoyou, and please keep us posted, c4c5:hb
 

Grumpy

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Joined
Sep 23, 2001
Messages
58
Location
Ooltewah, Tennessee
Corvette
2002 Pewter Coupe
checked it again on level surface it's still at the full mark..it doesn't do this all the time just when I park in a certain area of the drive, which I will now avoid...can't figure out why it would come on after driving for 30 minutes tho'.....electronics .. wonderful stuff..thanks for checking in..
 

danl72

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Joined
Aug 24, 2001
Messages
678
Location
Chatsworth, CA
Corvette
2008 C6 Coupe
OK, I have one to add to this topic. I just got the oil changed and not the DIC says Low Oil Level when the car starts and when I turn it off. The oil level is full and I don't understand why this is happening. It did not happen until 4 days after the oil was changed. Is there a problem with the oil sensor, or does it need to be reset some how. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
 
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dreamboat3annie

Guest
rut roh

oil.
the cause 4 my broken heart.


dreamboat 3 annie
 
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BLUTHUNDER

Guest
What is considered normail oil consumption ?

I'm burning a QT every 700-800 Miles..

Thanks

Jeff
 

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