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Engine Oil Failure Indicator


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Dear all

engine oil failure indicator came on twice while driving home today

I stopped the car and did the measurement with the trip computer which indicated engine oil on the max level

any ideas?

Thanks

cg

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Dear all

engine oil failure indicator came on twice while driving home today

I stopped the car and did the measurement with the trip computer which indicated engine oil on the max level

any ideas?

Thanks

cg

Was it the oil pressure warning lamp under the speedometer? If so, I recommend you stop driving the car until you find out what's causing the low oil pressure. Oil starvation may cost you an engine, and could have any number of causes. Are there any leaks under your car? Have you had any maintenance performed recently?

EDIT: Just browsed the 996 GT3 owner's manual, and the text "Failure Indicator" with the oil icon in the OBC means that the "oil pressure indicator is faulty." If that's what you saw, hopefully it's the only thing gone wrong. I'd still avoid driving and have everything checked out to be sure.

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Sorry for not thanking you guys on a timely basis for the advise

seems problem has not presisted and car is running fine with good oil pressure and level

local Porsche specialist say likely a faulty sensor rather than other reasons as the car has been standing for a week and the local weather had just turned quite humid

he did concur that the car shall not be driven once the dash light comes on as well

thanks all

cg

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Situation persisted last night with the oil pressure guage reading zero suddenly

Most proabably due to bad sender, will get that changed out

anyone know the part number for the oil pressure sender?

Thanks

cg

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