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oil leak, then chaos

Old 07-17-2018, 01:04 PM
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Default oil leak, then chaos

2009 C70 110,000 miles.
didn't get that oil filter cap o ring on correctly. Oil started squirting out at about 500 miles, onto the alternator. Warning lights came on. I stopped the car. Got it home and fixed the o ring issue. Refilled with oil. Started the car, all was well. Then ABS light came on, Anti-Skid light, Check Engine light and Brake light. Then all lights go off, Fuel and Temp gauge defaults to the left side. And will only idle. HELP...
Old 07-17-2018, 01:44 PM
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I'm assuming that this is a US model with the 2.5T engine.

It does sound like you have an intermittent electrical power issue. The bank of warning lights is what is seen when the battery gets below a certain voltage. So, a quick check would be to test the voltage when this happens to figure out if it is a low power issue or other.

I suggest you start there.
Old 07-20-2018, 07:32 PM
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Come to find out, it was the alternator.
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