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Service request: Motor oil

My observations F4R700 engine - info panel behaviour:

When starting or running engine car
  • Service request in info panel Amber color: Motor oil.
It appears when overfilled or half filled (compared oil stick). It can appear if stopped in hill side. Or it can appear when you stop engine for one minute (because all engine oil haven't got down yet).

Over fill happens very quickly compared to Toyota Corolla, where you add 1 litre when on bottom of stick. In F4R you add about 4-5 dl. Some overfill will give note only once per cold start because oil starts circulate which lowers measured level.

  • Service request in info panel RED color: Motor oil.
Red color is from oil pressure warning. It's similar to older cars which has only this oil warning.

I succeeded to get this Red color service request for motor oil driving fast uphill backwards. Appeared only once. There was enough oil in engine.

To sum up one can not trust the first motor oil service request message.
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