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Old 07-22-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Electronic oil meter vs Dipstick


I changed my oil today and as usually a couple of hours later I turned the ignition key to check oil level, It was all bars full to the top like it's overfilled.
That looked a little weird, since usually I put about 8 quarts and add some later if the level is low.
So I took the dipstick out, cleaned it, pushed it all the way in.. and the oil level was right in the middle between 2 marks..

So now I have two measurements:
- Electronic level says overfilled
- Good old dipstick, says right on

I tend to trust dipstick more than electronic sensors.. however I wanted to ask advice from collective wisdom.
Does oil sensor break? What should I check? What should I trust more?


PS: I have 2000 Base Boxster, with 90K on the clock

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Old 07-22-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Common to have the e-level and dipstick differ. I trust the dipstick - and I'm glad that I have a car that still has one!

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