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Robert, Peugeot Technician
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i have a peugeot 307. which has low oil pressure. is it a as

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i have a peugeot 307. which has low oil pressure. is it a as simple as just adding more oil and how much?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Peugeot
Expert:  Robert replied 4 years ago.



Hopefully I can help..


There could be few reasons - though first as you may of have done already is to ensure the oil level is in fact correct when the car is on level ground if possible as always to get an better reading and see if it needs topped up - if that is ok - then other checks would have to involve checking the oil level/pressure sensor and its wiring fully to ensure these haven't become loose or the level/pressure sensor in itself has become faulty which you'll need to fit a new one and then test drive again to see if the problem comes back can be common for these to go - another likely problem could be oil pressure or circulation problem - you'll need a proper gauge/equipment to monitor the pressure to ensure it is indeed correct and the pump is in fully working order to circulate the oil properly at the correct pressure or via diagnostic machine to monitor it - Another likely cause could be inside the sump itself ie:- the pick-up/strainer is getting blocked slightly - the only way to check that out properly or fully is to have the sump removed from the engine to get a better look and the pick up inspected and cleared out - once that's done and checked and everything back together - then the correct grade of new oil and oil filter can be fitted and then see if that makes any there are few things above that can be checked and hopefully solve the issue.but if possible check the level on the dipstick as advised above is actually correct if a little low then top it up to the correct level and then try that and see if the warning stops - or maybe try a full engine oil and oil filter change and see if that makes any difference.this is on the assumption that hasn't been done for quite a while...I do hope this helps..if you need to ask anything else then just continue