LOW OIL PRESURE error and then it cuts out

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Citroen C3 1.4hdi, 2009., Exclusive

LOW OIL PRESSURE error shows up periodically and then C3 cuts out. Sometimes it runs fine for a couple of days and sometimes the error pops up twice in 10 minutes. There is no rule as in when or where it happens - warm or cold, just started the car or driving for 2 hours, driving fast or slow...

It's been like this for 3 months. Two weeks ago a mechanic checked it with a diagnostic tool and found no errors. Any suggestions?
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ciciban55555 wrote: Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:22 pm Two weeks ago a mechanic checked it with a diagnostic tool and found no errors. Any suggestions?
Hi ciciban55555

Obviously check there is actually oil in there, topped up correctly.

Then I would be looking at some serious oil contamination (drain it all out to check the oil) or a failure of the oil pump, or the pressure sensor, and its connection to the engine ECU.

If you wanted to change the oil pressure sensor, it is number 16 in the diagram and the seal is no 17


citroen c3 oil pressure sensor location
citroen c3 oil pressure sensor location
You can find the part number 16 here - 1131.C5 on eBay.
My Name: ciciban55555

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Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:57 pm
Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2009 (59)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: LHD (Europe)
Engine name: DV4 diesel (70 PS)

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Thank you very much for your expert opinion!
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