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Old 05-14-2012, 07:37 PM   #16
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The PIWIS is more accurate than the instrument cluster. It shows the oil level value in millimeters, and there is a chart that shows how many mm is considered "full" depending on what type of oil level sensor, and what software your vehicle is running.
I wouldn't be too worried about reading it with the instrument cluster. At worst it may be Ż quart off. Great write-up!
Interesting. Thanks for the info. Wonder why they don't put that kind of accuracy in the inst. cluster since the (pick up) sensor is most likely the same?
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:48 PM   #17
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Nice write-up Mike! Are those salt stains on the sub-frame?
Thanks Andy. I've never been anywhere with salted roads. We have hard water from our well so it could be residue from that but I don't typically hose down the engine or under the car. Probably just dirty splash from puddles; there are openings where water can get in from the sides. Should have cleaned it while I was under there but too lazy.....
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P!g frolicking in puddles, nothing wrong with that!
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:18 AM   #19
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Just because I feel like being an *** today you could only manually check it with a dipstick or counting the amount of oil you put back in during the change. Using a PIWIS tester is still doing it electronically. I don't imagine they have a 2nd sensor reserved for the PIWIS tester so they must consider the electronics in the gauge setup to be inaccurate. That's weird.
Agreed but I used Porsche's phraseology.
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Wouldn't it be so much easier for Porsche (and other mfgrs. too) to just go back to the simple (and reliable) dipstick? (KISS principle anyone?) I wonder how much time and $$$ Porsche has expended on oil level related issues?

I went through much the same thing with my wife's first BMW (a '07 328 H/T Conv). I did the first oil change myself and intentionally left it almost 1 qt. shy when I refilled it. It was almost a week before the on-board system registered the oil as being 3/4 qt. low. I never trusted that thing after that. It's one thing to be inaccurate on a dry sump car w/ and 11 qt. capacity, quite another on a wet sump w/ 6.5 qts. (IMHO).
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How dare you.. What if a drop of oil hits my Chanel?
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How dare you.. What if a drop of oil hits my Chanel?
My apologies Sir! I failed to consider that. A fresh drop of oil or 2 would greatly enhance my ensemble though.



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Interesting. Thanks for the info. Wonder why they don't put that kind of accuracy in the inst. cluster since the (pick up) sensor is most likely the same?
I'm sure they don't want owners keeping an eye on exactly how much oil their car is consuming, especially if it's minimal.
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I'm sure they don't want owners keeping an eye on exactly how much oil their car is consuming, especially if it's minimal.
I think we probably have a certain member of this very forum, who drives a turbo, to thank for this.....

Why can't they just be thankful that Porsche decided to build the P!g and leave it at that??





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Thanks so much for posting this. Really appreciate
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Echoing others, nice write-up.

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Great post and pix! Do you know if anyone has done this for the 2011-12 V6?
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Great post and pix! Do you know if anyone has done this for the 2011-12 V6?
Thanks. Not that I've seen....
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Nice write-up, Mike! The DIY photos with 997 at the back makes it truly one of a kind
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