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    Angry Low oil causing ses light to flash and run like crap

    Okay my educated cadillac friends i have been having some issues with my 2003 seville sts long story short the ses light has been flashing pulling a po300 code random misfire,done some things eveyone has recomeded i have done since :coil pack,plugs fuel filter,mass air flow censor,serpentine belt…ran out of options now the cadillac dealer is saying it was low on oil(i changed 1400 miles ago ) an added a qaurt saying i only had 2 qaurts of oil when he drained it please someone make sense of this ???thanks

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    Re: Low oil causing ses light to flash and run like crap

    It takes about 7 quarts, so if you had only 2 quarts left, then you would have been 5 quarts low. If you lost 5 quarts of oil in 1400 miles, then there must've been puddles under the car or a huge amount of smoke coming from the exhaust.

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    Low oil has nothing to do with a misfire.

    Quote Originally Posted by one bad sts
    the ses light has been flashing pulling a po300 code random misfire
    The flashing SES light indicates a severe misfire. Do you have any other codes?

    done some things eveyone has recomeded i have done since :coil pack,plugs fuel filter,mass air flow censor,serpentine belt…
    Were these parts bad, or are you just throwing money at it? What kind of plugs were installed?

    ran out of options now the cadillac dealer is saying it was low on oil(i changed 1400 miles ago ) an added a qaurt saying i only had 2 qaurts of oil when he drained it
    Wait, WHAT???

    The dealer added 1 quart of oil to an engine that they drained 2 quarts out of? That leaves you 6.5 quarts low.....?

    How did the engine end up with only 2 quarts left in the first place? Don't you check it? Didn't you get a check oil level message?

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    Re: Low oil causing ses light to flash and run like crap

    I checked it less then 2 weeks ago i put 7.5 in it 1400 miles ago and added one full quart no one drop of oil,most of the parts replaced were still cover under the warranty i have left, the plugs were replaced with factory gm plugs...the dealer was changing the oil because they said nothing was on the stick when they were draining it is when they only saw 2 quarts come out?? And i have never got the message besides once when i fisrt bought it 2 1/2 years ago never since then. I alsways check fluids

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    Re: Low oil causing ses light to flash and run like crap

    Quote Originally Posted by 98cadillac View Post
    It takes about 7 quarts, so if you had only 2 quarts left, then you would have been 5 quarts low. If you lost 5 quarts of oil in 1400 miles, then there must've been puddles under the car or a huge amount of smoke coming from the exhaust.
    Did this ever get answered by the OP? Oil fouled plugs could cause a misfire. Did the dealer say anything when they were replaced? This story is hard to follow.

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    Re: Low oil causing ses light to flash and run like crap

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    Re: Low oil causing ses light to flash and run like crap

    P0300 is a generic misfire code -
    our on-board code readers will not display WHICH cylinder/cylinders is/are misfiring -
    only that there IS a misfire -

    take the car to any large auto parts store - they will check your codes for free -

    P0301 is a misfire in cylinder #1 - P0302 is cylinder #2 - P0303 is #3 - etc -

    once you discover WHICH cylinder is misfiring - diagnosis becomes much easier -

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    Re: Low oil causing ses light to flash and run like crap

    Quote Originally Posted by one bad sts View Post
    the dealer was changing the oil because they said nothing was on the stick when they were draining it is when they only saw 2 quarts come out??
    Numbers just don't match up. I'd bet that "2 qts" is someones exaggerated guess.

    And i have never got the message besides once when i fisrt bought it 2 1/2 years ago never since then. I alsways check fluids
    And this pretty much proves it.

    P.S.
    Low oil level will not cause it to "run like crap" or have any affect on how it runs at all.

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    Re: Low oil causing ses light to flash and run like crap

    Plugs, fuel filter, serpentine belt and oil change normal maintenance no harm done. Coil pack and mass air flow sensor another story.

    Flashing ses light dont drive car.

    As basscatt advised get codes.

    Runs like crap very vague. Mike

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