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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Too much oil?

So I bough my 06 speed four a couple weeks ago with 4500 miles on it. After about 500 miles, the oil light came on. I checked the oil and the level is way above the ideal line on the dipstick. I mean WAY above it. Would that cause the oil light? And if so, why didn't it happen sooner? I didn't add oil so it was high from when I bought it.

What do I do?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 05:04 AM
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My level always seems a lot higher than the mark too. If ur unsure of the oils history I would probably change it. I know I put the right amount in and it measured fine for a while. I don't worry tho as I know the oil is good the amount is good and there. Isn't any water etc getting in there. I don't think too much oil would put the light on but can't say for sure

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Check on the left right side of the engine and there is a small sensor with a wire coming off, that is the oil sending unit(sensor/you have engine oil problem) check to see if the wire is still attached. I would do an oil change! gives you an idea as to how much was in there and you can add the right amount. Kind of see the quality of oil(really dark or bits in it)
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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My level always seems a lot higher than the mark too. If ur unsure of the oils history I would probably change it. I know I put the right amount in and it measured fine for a while. I don't worry tho as I know the oil is good the amount is good and there. Isn't any water etc getting in there. I don't think too much oil would put the light on but can't say for sure

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My girlfriend has a four as well and her level looks right on the mark. I'll drain some today and make sure it's the right amount.

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I took almost a quart out. Wow. Anyways the light was still coming in so I removed and cleaned the oil pressure switch and reinstalled it. That did the trick. Not sure what caused it but it's fixed now.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 07:27 PM
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Corrosion builds up between the screw and the sensor, causing the problem. Cleaning it takes care of most of the time.

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