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Old 17th December 2008, 14:00   #1
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I have changed oil for my diesel lancer in a local workshop. But after that an orange light shaped like a tap glowing even when running. But it was not glowing before oil service. what is the problem

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Old 17th December 2008, 14:08   #2
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That's the check engine light. Some malfunction in your car.
Immediately go to the service station and get your car checked.
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I think there's some water contamination in the oil. Most cars have this light which comes on when you start the car and goes off in a few seconds. It's a engine malfunction light. So it's like a safety, when the light comes on when you start, you know the system is working fine and when it goes off, it means that there is no problem with your engine.
My car manual says that when this light comes on, go to your service center.

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But i wonder what went wrong? since i was nearby for full process of oil change. I have used mobil delvac MX. Anyways let me wait for 10-20 kms run and see the change..
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rajiv, check the engine oil quatity with the help of dip stick. top up in case required and take it to service centre IMMEDIATELY.
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Another cause might be coz of your oil stainer not pulling sufficient oil.
Do check your underbody of the car & see whether your car has hit anything below particularly oil sump.
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But i wonder what went wrong? since i was nearby for full process of oil change. I have used mobil delvac MX. Anyways let me wait for 10-20 kms run and see the change..
Don't drive for 10-20 kms lest you jam up your engine. As kapil said, check oil and go to the service center.
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Thank you all.. Have to visit service station

@kapil

Just poured new can of mobil melvac, so i think oil must not be a problem. But i suspect. When removing the fuel filter, mechanic caught the diesel from diesel line ( not to waste them) and stored in a empty 'sheenlac NC thinner' bottle. But i didnt check whether the bottle is clean or not.

After fixing new filter, he poured same diesel into it. so i think it must be wrong.

@ sushrutha

No chance of oil sump damage. since after and before oil servic, no bad roads , by the way, before oil service, the engine mal function light was fine (not glowing while running). only after service, this happend.

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dont worry but before you drive on you need to check the engine oil level and also if there is any leak..the CEL comes on for various reasons of which some are very harmless.(not all) so first check the oil level and if its of go get your car checked on the hi scan device.
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That is the diesel filter sedimenter warning light. Atleast it is the same symbol as in my Safari and I'm assuming the diesel lancer comes with a similar fuel filter with sediment collection system. You will need to clear the sediment / water from the fuel filter. Most diesel cars have a sedimenter in the fuel filter these days. It might be just a coincidence that the sedimenter warning came on after the oil change.
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That is the diesel filter sedimenter warning light. Atleast it is the same symbol as in my Safari and I'm assuming the diesel lancer comes with a similar fuel filter with sediment collection system. You will need to clear the sediment / water from the fuel filter. Most diesel cars have a sedimenter in the fuel filter these days. It might be just a coincidence that the sedimenter warning came on after the oil change.
check the diesel filter and clean/replace it, as required.
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There is a Platic tap under the diesel filter , undo that and let the seprated water out. The light will then go off.
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This lamp illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the "ON" position and goes off after the engine has started.If it lights up while the engine is running means that water has accumulated inside the the fuel filter, solution is simple my frnd,remove the water from fuel filter. if still that light is ON..pls check ur entire fuel line with a Mits Service center. This Warning light has no relation with your engine oil parameters.....Nothing to worry. I faced a similar pblm with my Lancer Lxd & solved it successfully.
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Thanks all..

I have asked mechanic to remove the plastic sensor cap under filter and clean , then again refit it. Now its working fine. Thanks to all. With the help of you people, i have found the cause of problem and asked to rectify it. Else i would have paid hundreds, for what mechanics say.
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