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darryl1973   
Fri Mar 26 2010, 01:48pm
Member No: #8234
Joined: Mar 14 2009
Location: merthyr tydfil
Hello, I have a C4 coupe 1.6 petrol. This message came on today: " STOP Oil pressure too low".

I have changed the oil sensor and checked the oil level, but it still comes on.

I have been told it is likely to be the oil filter as this is a common fault if you don't use a genuine filter. I had it serviced about four months ago and didn't use a genuine filter. Please could anyone confirm this or any other suggestions, please?

thanks
darryl
BigJohnD   
Fri Mar 26 2010, 02:48pm

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Hello, Darryl, and welcome to C4Owners.

The immediately obvious question is why haven't you replaced the oil filter with a genuine one?

How old is your C4 and what's its mileage?
Are there any other symptoms, like over-heating or poor fuel consumption?
Have you visited a Citroën dealer or other garage for investigation?
Ham   
Fri Mar 26 2010, 03:56pm

Member No: #69
Joined: Jan 10 2007
Location: Derby, England
Hi and welcome,
have you tried replacing the filter with a Citroen oem or well known branded filter?
look at the picture below has a piece of plastic come off in the bore?


darryl1973   
Sat Mar 27 2010, 03:42am
Member No: #8234
Joined: Mar 14 2009
Location: merthyr tydfil
Hello bigjohn and ham, thanks for your replies.

bigjohn, first I didn't buy a genuine one as my father owns a car spares business so I get my parts for free. My C4 has done 24000 miles and is 3 1/2 years old there are no other symptoms.

ham I've just removed the filter and it looks like the one on the left, only slightly worse, I'm going to try an original one today.
BigJohnD   
Sat Mar 27 2010, 06:18am

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
darryl1973 wrote ...
I'm going to try an original one today.

Best of luck!
darryl1973   
Sat Mar 27 2010, 08:23am
Member No: #8234
Joined: Mar 14 2009
Location: merthyr tydfil
I Will let you know how i get on with it hope it works
Ham   
Sat Mar 27 2010, 09:00am

Member No: #69
Joined: Jan 10 2007
Location: Derby, England
Hopefully you'll sort it then. Good luck.
darryl1973   
Sat Mar 27 2010, 01:56pm
Member No: #8234
Joined: Mar 14 2009
Location: merthyr tydfil
Hello again. Changing to a genuine filter seems to have done the trick, didn't cost much either, just over £6.

Thanks again both for your help.
Sonny   
Sun Mar 28 2010, 01:16am
Lesson learned when I do an oil change.
darryl1973   
Sat Apr 03 2010, 06:19am
Member No: #8234
Joined: Mar 14 2009
Location: merthyr tydfil
Hello just an update after 1 week of the original filter being fitted i have had no problems at all lesson learned i think
lagman   
Tue Apr 13 2010, 01:20pm
Member No: #2655
Joined: Mar 03 2008
Location: heronridge nottingham
I just had the same message come up today,

Going to garage in the afternoon to get a new one from cit hope this works.
lagman   
Wed Apr 14 2010, 12:02pm
Member No: #2655
Joined: Mar 03 2008
Location: heronridge nottingham
Lesson learned use genuine parts fixed
Ham   
Wed Apr 14 2010, 01:00pm

Member No: #69
Joined: Jan 10 2007
Location: Derby, England
Glad its sorted mate.
Filter again
Dave_Retired.   
Wed Apr 14 2010, 01:12pm

Member No: #1
Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
lagman wrote ...

Lesson learned use genuine parts fixed

It looks like it's simply not worth saving a couple of £'s on oil filters by going after market rather than buying a Citroen one.
diesel_dog   
Wed Apr 14 2010, 06:36pm
As Ady has asked heres the picture, on the left new genuine Citroen, on the Right, old Aftermarket filter. Spot the issue right in the middle! Ouch.

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