DS3 oil level

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N1ck
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DS3 oil level

Post by N1ck »

Need help with this one.
Recently brought a 2011 DS3 156 hp.
Service my cars by myself so this was no different. Changed oil and put the correct amount back in. Checked the oil level on the dipstick and saw that the level was way over the max mark by 8cm!!. The only conclusion was that the dipstick wasn’t correct but after a bit of googling i found out that this was not the case.
Anyone got any ideas?
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Re: DS3 oil level

Post by GiveMeABreak »

For this vehicle:
After oil change, without replacement of filter4 litres
After oil change, with replacement of filter4,25 litres
Difference between minimum and maximum on the gauge1,2 litre
Always check with the dipstick.

Always check the oil when cold to ensure you are measuring as much of the oil after it has been returned to the sump as possible, or if the engine is warm, wait at least 15 minutes after switching the engine off to allow as much to return as possible.
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Re: DS3 oil level

Post by N1ck »

Problem solved,
Not all the Oil ran out for som reason.
Not sure if air pocket or something else was in the way preventing the oil from flowing.

And yes the engine survived with allmost 7L of Oil for about a month.😱😱