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Old 16 Nov 2010, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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engine management light has come on after topping up oil?

as topic says, my oil was just showing on dipstick, so now ive topped up with about 750ml of 5w 30 oil, now when i was driving the engine managment light has come on??, has anybody else ever had this?, should i be worried?????
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As long as you haven't put too much in it prob isn't related to topping the oil up. I'd get someone to plug it in and see what fault code is stored
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 04:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its at the max line???? should it be ok ?
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 05:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: engine management light has come on after topping up oil?

which "max" line are you looking at?...there are 2 on the top of the dipper,lower is when oil is cold n higher is when oil is hot/warm!!..
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 05:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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think i found the problem, when i was sitting outside waiting to pick my wife up only cold air was coming through the vents etc in heating system, even though engine was warmed up!!, so i thought thermostat, now when i was driving it was warm again??????????wth is going on????
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 08:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sounds like you are very low on water or it's your stat or your water pump is damaged. Check it out and keep an eye on your temp gauge. I'd be checking it out sooner rather than later as a precaution
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 08:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 09:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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think i found the problem, when i was sitting outside waiting to pick my wife up only cold air was coming through the vents etc in heating system, even though engine was warmed up!!, so i thought thermostat, now when i was driving it was warm again??????????wth is going on????
sounds to me like no water in it too!
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 11:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: engine management light has come on after topping up oil?

Running the car with low oil is never good. As for the heater issue I'd start by checking your water levels etc. I'd be looking at why the oil level had run so low also. You need to get the cel code read, what year/model you driving?
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 11:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: engine management light has come on after topping up oil?

water was ok topped it up a bit, oil is ok getting the engine management light looked at on friday, earliest the subaru garage can look at it
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 12:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anyone with diagnostic equipment should be able to read the codes. It will cost you slot at a main dealer.
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 07:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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water was ok topped it up a bit, oil is ok getting the engine management light looked at on friday, earliest the subaru garage can look at it
Stay away from the Subaru dealership. Cant stress that enough. It will cost you at least twice as much to get is scanned and loads more to fix the problem. Get yourself an ELM327 scanner off Fleabay. Borrow a laptop if you dont have one, but it will save you hundreds in the long run!!
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 09:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Stay away from the Subaru dealership. Cant stress that enough. It will cost you at least twice as much to get is scanned and loads more to fix the problem. Get yourself an ELM327 scanner off Fleabay. Borrow a laptop if you dont have one, but it will save you hundreds in the long run!!
or ring your local kripton tune man.... our bloke comes to ur door does the computer thing, resets what needs reseting and only charges 35 sheets.... subaru would probably try and pull ya trousers down if ya went to see them!!
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Old 18 Nov 2010, 11:38 AM   #14 (permalink)
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thanks guys ive just bought a ECU200 UNIVERSAL FAULT CODE READER of fleabay for 30 quid, hope this does the trick
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Old 18 Nov 2010, 03:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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head up guys got the code reader the problem was P0483 Cooling Fan Function Problem subaru error, i deleted error and it aint come back on, maybe it was because water level was low, ill keep and eye on it for a bit
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