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Oil Pressure Gauge Always at 5


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I have a new 997S with an oil pressure gauge that always reads 5: before start up, at idle when warm, etc. Can someone tell me where the connector for the sensor is located on the engine so I can check for corrosion? Otherwise, off to the dealer.

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I have a new 997S with an oil pressure gauge that always reads 5: before start up, at idle when warm, etc. Can someone tell me where the connector for the sensor is located on the engine so I can check for corrosion? Otherwise, off to the dealer.

You need the dealer version PET with complete part location and the workshop manuals so you can do some services yourself. If you need these ( and its obvious you do.. email or PM me)

Here is a sample to show you a bit from the 997 workshop manuals.

997_68_17_19_Removing_and_installing_center_console.pdf

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Thanks to Porschelibrarian, I located the sender but found no fault in the connector. The dealer checked the sender itself, reported an internal short and replaced the sender with part # 996 606 203 01. Gauge workd fine now.

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You have a new car....I would expect the oil pressure to be high...normally, the pressure reads 5 when the car is cold and the oil viscosity is thicker. As the engine warms the oil, you'll usually see the gauge drop down to the area of the 4 when at cruising speed...and at idle when hot, it could go down to the 1.5 to 2 area. You don't use your oil pressure gauge to measure when you should shift....that's what your tachometer is for. If you over rev it, the rev limiter will kick in and shut down the gas so you don't have to worry about over reving your engine....unless you miss a shift.

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I have a new 997S with an oil pressure gauge that always reads 5: before start up, at idle when warm, etc. Can someone tell me where the connector for the sensor is located on the engine so I can check for corrosion? Otherwise, off to the dealer.

You need the dealer version PET with complete part location and the workshop manuals so you can do some services yourself. If you need these ( and its obvious you do.. email or PM me)

Here is a sample to show you a bit from the 997 workshop manuals.

Is the procedure the same for a 996?

Thank you,

Phillipj

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I have a new 997S with an oil pressure gauge that always reads 5: before start up, at idle when warm, etc. Can someone tell me where the connector for the sensor is located on the engine so I can check for corrosion? Otherwise, off to the dealer.

You need the dealer version PET with complete part location and the workshop manuals so you can do some services yourself. If you need these ( and its obvious you do.. email or PM me)

Here is a sample to show you a bit from the 997 workshop manuals.

Is the procedure the same for a 996?

Thank you,

Phillipj

Yes.
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