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By Bruce in Philly
2009 C2S 110K miles
I am getting what I think are increasing erroneous oil level readings..... What finally tipped the scales for me was my last oil change, always DIY. My oil read two open bars under full line... I checked this twice when hot. I drained out just under 8 quarts...... I added exactly 8 quarts.... now my gauge read at the lowest line, all mid bars open, I checked twice again the next day with now a FLASHING underfill.... So... I added just over 1 quart... now my meter read one over full!!! Next day, exactly full. Hmmmm........ am I too paranoid? After I drained 8 and added 8, it should have read the same or one bar off either way if it was on the boarder.
Changing this sender out look stupid easy...... three torx and an electrical plug. Can do it at the next oil change. Porsche part no: 948 606 150 00
Some say the dealer has to calibrate this sender using their computer but I posted a question on the PCA site about calibration of this sender and never got a response. Not sure if this is true or how important.... Any ideas?
Cheap, $98 and a good story to tell....... maybe my next oil change. Oh, it sits right next to the oil drain plug in a pan recess and bolts in straight up with plug pointing forward..... stupid easy.
Bruce in Philly
Got a new to me 2010 997.2 Carerra S. This is my first Porsche having owned a series of BMWs.
I watched a number of DIYs on the oil change and it seemed to go off without a hitch.
I warmed up the engine prior and let it drain for about 3 hours while I attended to other things. I changed the filter and put in 10qts of oil.
Now the oil level light says it is over full. I guess that is ok as it was eating about a quart a month which seems normal to a BMW owner. I figured it would drop over a few weeks but it hasn't.
Now about once every day or three since the oil change it asks me to measure the oil level. Should I be concerned? It seems weird that the proper amount of oil would over top the gauge.