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2002 911 C2 Coupe 35,500 miles

I was driving to work this morning accelerating up to 70 (RPM's might have been 4500) when the oil warning image flashed on my dashboard (image of the oil can). It was there at most for 1/4 of a second and then was gone. I slowed immediately and got off the highway. It then flashed one more time. In neither case did any trouble light on the bottom of the dash display come on.

Luckily I was less than a mile from the Scottsdale Porsche dealer when this happened and drove the car cautiously there.

A service tech checked oil level which was fine and then checked the on-board computer for any service warning which was also clean. Thought it just might be a sensor that might be starting to fail. I've had the car for a year and never had this or any other issue.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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Probably a defective oil pressure sensor, they are known to fail. You can check the connectors on top of the sensor for proper fitting to start with.

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Probably a defective oil pressure sensor, they are known to fail. You can check the connectors on top of the sensor for proper fitting to start with.

Thanks and pardon my total ignorance but where's the sensor located?

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2002 911 C2 Coupe 35,500 miles

I was driving to work this morning accelerating up to 70 (RPM's might have been 4500) when the oil warning image flashed on my dashboard (image of the oil can). It was there at most for 1/4 of a second and then was gone. I slowed immediately and got off the highway. It then flashed one more time. In neither case did any trouble light on the bottom of the dash display come on.

Luckily I was less than a mile from the Scottsdale Porsche dealer when this happened and drove the car cautiously there.

A service tech checked oil level which was fine and then checked the on-board computer for any service warning which was also clean. Thought it just might be a sensor that might be starting to fail. I've had the car for a year and never had this or any other issue.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Sounds like an oil pressure sensor beginning to fail. Did you see your oil preswsure gauge giving you any erratic readings when the oil light came on??

Demosan

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2002 911 C2 Coupe 35,500 miles

I was driving to work this morning accelerating up to 70 (RPM's might have been 4500) when the oil warning image flashed on my dashboard (image of the oil can). It was there at most for 1/4 of a second and then was gone. I slowed immediately and got off the highway. It then flashed one more time. In neither case did any trouble light on the bottom of the dash display come on.

Luckily I was less than a mile from the Scottsdale Porsche dealer when this happened and drove the car cautiously there.

A service tech checked oil level which was fine and then checked the on-board computer for any service warning which was also clean. Thought it just might be a sensor that might be starting to fail. I've had the car for a year and never had this or any other issue.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Sounds like an oil pressure sensor beginning to fail. Did you see your oil preswsure gauge giving you any erratic readings when the oil light came on??

Demosan

No didn't notice any

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  • 5 weeks later...

My MY00 Boxster has the same symptoms-intermittant "flashing" of oil warning light. And yes, I was getting erratic readings on my oil pressure gauge. I would check the oil dip stick, and it always appeared to be at the proper level. I was not sure if this was an AOS issue, so hopefully it is just the oil sensor, as previously mentioned

Thanks

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