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shippley

replacing oil level sender

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Hello again,

My 2005 987 is becoming a dog!. (29000 miles)

In the last 500miles I've had to have replaced a hazard warning switch, ignition module and rear springs. (£1000 ($1500) poorer)

Having just has the rear springs replaced by the main dealer, on the drive home I now have an oil level sender failure indication.

I have run the durametric tester and it confirms this fault.

How easy is it to replace the oil-level sender myself?

Any help/advice appreciated

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I was going to have a shop replace the sender. On the way to the shop

to drop the car off, the sender worked fine.

A few months later I changed the oil and the sender stopped

working for a few days.

The trick is the sender can not be bent when you install it.

This will require you to remove the intake manifold most likely

on the passenger side.

I had a quote for about $400 to replace it.

Note that my car is a Carrera S.

Paul

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I've managed to take a few pictures of the area, I it looks like rodent damage to the wiring! OMG........

Sad to say this is not the first occurrence of rodent damage (they like the wires under the battery too).

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what is the best way to proceed?

A repair or new engine wiring harness?

What's the cost of a engine wiring harness replacement?

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what is the best way to proceed?

A repair or new engine wiring harness?

What's the cost of a engine wiring harness replacement?

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That will depend on whether the damage is part of a sub-harness or the main car harness.<br style="font-size: 18px; line-height: 22.5px;">The main car harness could take a week or so replace. It is a lot of work.

Hopefully you just need one of the sub-harnesses.

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The latest part number for all MY2005 and 2006 987-1 is: 987.607.001.06 Engine Wiring Harness -- (are you sitting down) US MSRP $1289.33 :eek: plus install labor.

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Just repair the wiring. Its no big deal. A pair of wire strippers,soldering gun,heat shrink,and a length of loom to cover the damage. easy peasy. I would disconnect the battery first.I assume that the plug is ok and you know which colors go where.

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made a temporary repair just to check out the sender and any other problems.

sender problem is still there so will replace that first.

$1239 (jeepers) means £1250 GBP plus labour at £120 GBP an hour..............

I think i will have to check my insurance to see if it will cover the full repair

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Argh, I have a lot of rodents at my place, often in my garage. My alarm has gone off more than once when it senses them scurrying about.

I guess I'll have to pull out the box of live traps.

Side story: my wife put the cat in the garage to find the mice, so of course he found that a boxster top is the best cat hammock ever made.

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Eventually found the time,

Replaced a small section of the wiring and things are fine!

Lets hope there are no more dramas!!

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