Citroen Berlingo hdi oil indicator issue.

Hi, I found a couple of items on this going back to 2003, but not exactly clarifying the problem. I've got the CB hdi (van type). Diesel. It doesn't matter what the weather is like, or what position the car
is parked in (slope/ level ground), whether it's kept in or left outside, , nor does it matter if the car is cold or has been run... when I turn the switch to warm-up position the mileage/kilometer display lights up and after a couple of seconds I get the - - - - - - -, rather than the 0 0 0 0 0 0 0. Sometimes 0 0 0 0 - - -
I brought it back to the dealer twice. I understand it's an oil level indicator. Checking the dipstick seems a safer gauge for oil levels checking.
What I'd like to know is where is the sensor located, so I can best work out how important this faulty sensor reading might or might not be. Like, is it somewhere in the oil pump and therefore might indicate that the pump is faulty.
Thanks in advance.
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If it's a oil *level* sensor it's most likely in the sump, can't see how it would work anywhere else - OTOH if you mean oil pressure sensor.....
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It is a level sensor, but I have no idea where it is. Don't think it indicates anything but the oil level as it sees it, so nothing to do with the pump.
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You are correct, its an oil level indicator. I have the Peugeot version of your van, all the same but the name. The Oil level indicator is a little erratic. I park mine on the drive in the same spot every night, and each morning the indicator either gives me "00---" or "00000" The only way and the best way to be 100% sure, is to just check the dip stick. As to where abouts the sensor is, I'm not sure, if I can find my Haynes later I will have a look. Have you had any problems with the temperature gauge and sender yet. GGJ

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Right , I have had a good look, and for some reason the Haynes has gone walk about, so I can't help you about the location of the sensor.
GGJ

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Thanks anyway. I wasn't sure if it even is the *level* check. I just wanted to be sure it's not something else, or a prelude to something else. I have no other problems with the car. Apart from the fact that recently, the flashing _ _ _ _ _ _ has been accompanied by an alarm sound.
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I have found the Haynes and too quote from them,
"On diesel engines ,the sensor is fitted to the rear of the cylinder block on the left-hand end"
The Haynes does have a picture of it but to be honest does not really help much.
GGJ

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Sounds like they are talking about the oil *pressure* sensor - if not, can someone tell me how a sensor fitted to the block can measure the oil level in the sump?...

No surprise there then!...
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:Jerry: wrote:

oil pressure switch is on the front, the level sensor is at the rear going in to the sump and it`s a right barstewerd to change hth
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