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Changed oil in 991 carerra 4s. When oil level checked after

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Changed oil in 991 carerra 4s. When oil level checked after adding 7L says oil below minimum do not drive on. I added another liter and same thing. I added one more liter and same thing. Of course afraid to drive the car. Did start it and it had 1.5-2 bars oil pressure at idle. What do you think? I have to think I have too much oil in now.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Porsche
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I’m Ron and I can help you.
I have been in the auto repair business with my own shops since 1975 and also teach automotive repair. I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going to direct you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please be patient and permit me to do what I do best.
I also try to give all of the information you may need, expecting a “positive rating” in return. I will also continue assisting you after you have rated me, if necessary. If there is any reason I cannot get a positive rating, please let me know why “in advance”, so I can go another direction for you. I am sorry you’re having this problem; I’ll help you through it.

Don't trust that gauge, it may be off and you do not want to overfill with oil. Check oil pressure with a gauge for accuracy.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Problem resolved. No other help needed
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 5 months ago.
Thanks again, and please don't forget to rate me and keep this link in case you need me again later on.
Ron

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