Oil level light - 2010 California

Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by Jason Craig, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Jason Craig

    Jason Craig Rookie

    Dec 12, 2019
    Edmond, OK
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    Jason Craig
    I had the low oil level light come on..which is odd because the oil was just changed at the dealer a month ago. I added a quart and seems to be perfect now. Just curious how long the light stays on after adding oil. I’ve driven it now about 30 miles and it’s still on. Never had this problem before. Any thoughts? Thanks

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  3. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 13, 2014
    DFW, Texas
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    Tom C
    I have not had this issue in the Cali, but in my 911.
    It seems there is a lot of twists and turns in the plumbing, and so you can get air pockets and it can settle to a lower amount than you might think from looking @ the coolant tank.

    At least, this is how the Porsche dealer explained it to me!

    These days, I just let the F dealer do the service on the P-car, and ask them
    to drive it around afterwards to get the air pockets out and then re-check.

    30 miles seems like a long time for it not to have reset though.

    This problem popped up before, but w/o response...

    Best of luck...T
  4. vjd3

    vjd3 Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jun 3, 2005
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    Bad sensor, maybe. If there's no fault code you can always try disconnecting the battery for a couple of minutes to reset everything.

    Ah, the good old days with vintage 911s when the inevitable oil leaks from the lines were the easiest way to tell you had oil in the car ;)
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  5. Jason Craig

    Jason Craig Rookie

    Dec 12, 2019
    Edmond, OK
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    Jason Craig

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