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Old 08-04-2005, 04:52 AM   #1
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Oil level indicator

Usually when I turn the ignition, I get the oil level indicator where the clock is. It usually takes anywhere from 5 to 45 seconds to calculate depending on how hot the engine is. A few days ago I noticed that the indicator wasn't coming on; the dash went straight to clock. I shut off the engine and turned the key to get current and sure enough the indicator came on... and started counting down from 9 minutes. Well, I immediately checked the dip stick and the level was ok. Then, for giggles, I turned on current again (if I start the engine the indicator never shows) and actually waited the 9 or so minutes. The level was fine.

Any ideas on what could cause this? Is it as simple as a failing sensor or could it be indicative of a bigger problem?
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