Oil topped up, but warning continues?

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My Name: Peter-bailey11

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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2010 (60)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 16000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Automatic PRND


As over the subject, the 'top up' warning appeared on my c3 automatic, so I added a litre of oil. The dip stick looks correct (possibly) but the warning is still appearing ! Any ideas?
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Hi Peter-bailey11

A litre of oil is quite a lot, considering the whole engine only needs around 4.5litres

The way to use the dip stick is to wait for the engine to cool while parked on level ground, remove the dipstick and wipe it with a clean cloth. Re insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again and read off the level.
Citroen C3 Dipstick
Citroen C3 Dipstick
There are 2 marks on the dipstick:
- A = max; never exceed this level (risk of damage to the engine),
- B = min; top up the level via the oil filler cap, using the grade of oil suited to your engine.

I would double check the oil level manually as described above before anything else.

Then can you attach a picture of your warning you get on the dashboard showing the oil message.
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