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Hi, I have a 2000 2L Golf and had full service (cam belt, water pump etc) completed 23/03/09...Oil Presure light came on today and found dip stick is dry???...Some evidence of water in oil under cap but not on stick & no leaks. Where does better part of 4.5ltrs of oil go to???....Car only just run up to temp each day....One lady driver around town!!!

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    Thanks for the prompt reply, sounds like could be a "Smoko Break" interferance...

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Water under oil cap is normal when the engine doesn't get hot enough to evaporate the moisture from the inside of the engine.
Fill oil to the full mark on the dipstick and keep an eye on it , Part of me is wondering if the Tech filled it to the correct level after he serviced it.
If it isn't smoking and not leaving oil on your drive then it should be O.K.
I hope this helps

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