911 Turbo Cabriolet AWD (997) F6-3.8L Turbo (2011)
Oil Level Sensor: Technical Service Bulletins
Electrical - Replacing Oil Level Sensor Information
8/11 ENU 1709
Mar 2, 2011
Replacing Engine Oil Level Sensor (8/11)
Model year: as of 2009 up to 2011
Boxster (987)/Boxster S (987)
911 Carrera (997)/911 Carrera S (997)/911 Turbo (997)
Engine oil level sensor
Unnecessary replacement of the engine oil level sensor
We have discovered that engine oil level sensors are increasingly being replaced, but in subsequent tests carried out by the manufacturer, these oil level
sensors are found to be functioning correctly. For this reason, we want to inform you that afier filling the engine with engine oil, the oil level must be
measured using the on-board computer (confirmation check). If the confirmation check is not carried out, the "Check oil level" warning message will still
In addition, the "Check oil level" warning message will come on if the oil level has not been checked after a period of time which varies according to
vehicle and driver (Note: this time is calculated by the instrument cluster based on certain parameters such as driving style, average distance, number of
cold starts, etc. It will be different for every driver).
Ask the customer whether he/she carried out a confirmation check after checking the oil level and explain how to do this correctly in accordance with the
Extract from the Owner's Manual:
Performing a confirmation check after topping up engine oil
1 Add up to half a liter of engine oil at a time.
Never add more engine oil than required to reach the Max marking.
2 Check the oil level again using the on-board computer. Switch off the engine.
2.1 Initiating oil level measurement:
Push operating lever forward in order to switch on the selection field.
2.2 Select 'OIL' with the operating lever.
2.3 Push operating lever forward. Measurement is started.
2.4 Allow waiting time to elapse.
2.5 Once the measurement has been completed, you can read off the engine oil level on the segment display.
2.6 If the segments are filled in up to the top line, the oil level has reached the maximum mark.
3 Repeat the procedure and add more engine oil if necessary.
Please inform your service advisors as well as your customers about this procedure.
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