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My '99 9-3 2.0 convertible is showing a check oil level warning on the SID on every start. I dismiss it and it stays off until next start.
The level looks fine on the very approximate dipstick. No low oil pressure warning.
I found the below:
https://www.saabcentral.com/threads/sid-check-oil-level.57029/#post-507130
Apparently only the V6s have a sensor for oil level. I looked up the online WIS: https://saabwisonline.com and don't see an oil sensor, do see coolant level sensor.

Any ideas?

thanks
Breck

VIN YS3DD75N9X7022821
B204L engine
T5 engine
190k miles
 

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Are you sure it says to check oil level? There is no oil level sensor in the car, so it's tough to understand how it could get such a message.
 

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That's odd. If it's always been that way, I would suspect a transplant from another car without the requisite reprogramming. I think the NG900SEV6 had a level sensor.
 

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That's odd. If it's always been that way, I would suspect a transplant from another car without the requisite reprogramming. I think the NG900SEV6 had a level sensor.
It is a recent phenomenon, had the car for more than a year before it came on. The oil was actually low first time it came on. Coincidence?

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Update:
So I did standard maintenance which entailed swapping spark plugs and air filter, no oil change, and around the 2nd time I started the message went away. I am pretty sure it existed the first time I started after swapping plugs. I also tested my spare DIC which I swapped back to the original one. The message has stayed away.

So perhaps DIC fault or plug swap made the difference.

Is there a "swap plugs" or DIC busted SID message that might have gotten confused?

It could be a coincidence but thought I would share.

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Your SID somehow lost its coding and has defaulted to a V6 coding. There is no level sensor on any T5 car except for early T5 9000's. Don't worry, the SID is just losing its mind.
 

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Your SID somehow lost its coding and has defaulted to a V6 coding. There is no level sensor on any T5 car except for early T5 9000's. Don't worry, the SID is just losing its mind.
Tom: Do you know much about this sensor? Something that could be retrofitted to later models perhaps, even if it wasn't tied to the SID? Maybe a 9000 oil pan would bee needed or a mod to the pan?
 
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