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996 TT engine removal - hours labour?


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Hi all,

My mechanic has tried changing the oil level sensor on the oil tank fix the inaccurate oil level reading I'm getting through my digital oil reading. This hasn't worked and he now believes he needs to change another sensor on the engine that will require dropping/removing the engine. How many hours should it take a Porsche specialist to drop the engine? I can find DIY guides but no time estimates.

Thanks,

Matt

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Dealers charge 20 hours total for removal and installation. But it can be done in less than 16 hours. I would like to know exactly what sensor, related to your problem, need the engine removed….There are one other option for you, the installation of a GT3 dipstick….

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Dealers charge 20 hours total for removal and installation. But it can be done in less than 16 hours. I would like to know exactly what sensor, related to your problem, need the engine removed….There are one other option for you, the installation of a GT3 dipstick….

This is really useful! Do you know if I can literally just buy the indicated parts and have them fitted? Are they difficult to fit? Many tanks.

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10 hours out, 10 hours in... Hate electronic oil level. **** things never work perfectly. Keep it simple stupid...old school dip stick always works. Have you removed the undertray and crawled up underneath to see if you can get to that sensor without dropping the motor? That sensor is on the bottom of the dry sump oil tank which hangs off the front of the motor on the passenger side.

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I also concur that the "book" on this is probably 20 hours but a good experienced mechanic on the 996TT can do it in much less.  I also agree with jpflip, exactly which sensor is this..?  The engine space on the TT is tight of course but a good mechanic should be able to do a lot of things on this car without fully dropping the engine.

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Dealers charge 20 hours total for removal and installation. But it can be done in less than 16 hours. I would like to know exactly what sensor, related to your problem, need the engine removed….There are one other option for you, the installation of a GT3 dipstick….

This is really useful! Do you know if I can literally just buy the indicated parts and have them fitted? Are they difficult to fit? Many tanks.

 

Here is a good thread on the subject of installing a dipstick! 

 

http://rennlist.com/forums/996-turbo-forum/802200-pulling-engine-for-failed-coolant-tubes-what-else-should-i-do.htmlhttp://rennlist.com/forums/996-turbo-forum/802200-pulling-engine-for-failed-coolant-tubes-what-else-should-i-do.html

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Dealers charge 20 hours total for removal and installation. But it can be done in less than 16 hours. I would like to know exactly what sensor, related to your problem, need the engine removed….There are one other option for you, the installation of a GT3 dipstick….

This is really useful! Do you know if I can literally just buy the indicated parts and have them fitted? Are they difficult to fit? Many tanks.

 

Here is a good thread on the subject of installing a dipstick! 

 

http://rennlist.com/forums/996-turbo-forum/802200-pulling-engine-for-failed-coolant-tubes-what-else-should-i-do.htmlhttp://rennlist.com/forums/996-turbo-forum/802200-pulling-engine-for-failed-coolant-tubes-what-else-should-i-do.html

 

Thanks for that. I think this would be the best option for me. However, that thread only suggests fitting the GT3 dipstick. It's unclear whether or not it can actually be done without dropping the engine. Anyone know if it can be done?

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Do you know which specific sensor was replaced and which one you are wanting to replace now?

The oil level sensor on the oil tank was changed. I think they were talking about doing the oil pressure or temperature switch next. Oil pressure gauge works fine though and the on board tries to measure the oil level once it's up to temp so doubt it's the oil temp sensor.

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